Effects of a continuous care model on perceived quality of life of spouses of haemodialysis patients
AbstractWe carried out a semi-experimental study with simple randomized sampling to study the effects of applying a continuous care model on the quality of life of 36 spouses of haemodialysis patients in Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. Participants took part in group discussions and training on the continuous care approach and completed the Perceived Quality Of Life [PQOL] questionnaire before and after the intervention. Mean scores on the physical, social and cognitive dimensions, as well as happiness and total scores significantly increased after the intervention. Applying a continuous care model has positive effects on the caregivers of chronic patients
Rahim, A., Alhani, F., Ahmadi, F., Gholyaf, M. & Akhoond,, M.R. (2009). Effects of a continuous care model on perceived quality of life of spouses of haemodialysis patients. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117718
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 944-950, 2009
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