Healthcare practices and interventions in Europe towards families of older patients with cardiovascular disease: A scoping review.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
Svavarsdóttir, Erla Kolbrun
Dieperink, Karin B
MetadataShow full item record
CitationMahrer-Imhof R, Østergaard B, Brødsgaard A, et al. Healthcare practices and interventions in Europe towards families of older patients with cardiovascular disease: A scoping review [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 17]. Scand J Caring Sci. 2021;10.1111/scs.13045. doi:10.1111/scs.13045
AbstractBackground: In Europe, cardiovascular disease is one of the predominant causes of mortality and morbidity among older people over 65 years. The occurrence of cardiovascular disease can have a negative impact on the quality of life of older patients and their families and family health overall. Assuming that illness is a family affair shaped by culture and health care systems, we explored European health care practices and interventions toward families of older patients with cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Aims: This paper aimed to determine the extent, range, and variety of practices and interventions in Europe directed to families of older patients and to identify knowledge gaps. Materials & methods: A scoping review was conducted including studies published in Medline, CINHAL, or Cochrane library between 2009 and mid-2020. Results: A total of 22 articles from 17 studies were included, showing diverse practices and interventions. The interventions targeted the family as a unit (six studies), dyads (five studies), patients alone, but assessed family members' reactions (five studies) or the family member primarily, but assessed the reaction of the patient (one study). Target outcomes were family caregiver burden; health-related QoL; and perceived control in patients; and family functioning and changes in health behavior or knowledge in both, family members and patients. Most studies did not include an integral view of the family as the unit of care but rather had a disease-centered approach. Discussion: This scoping review provides insight into a variety of healthcare practices towards families of older patients with cardiovascular disease in Europe. Clarifying underlying assumptions to involve families is needed. More studies with family-focused approaches as integral models could lead to practices that improve families' well-being. Exploring integral models for their acceptance in health care and family systems appears pertinent to develop European policy to support and add to family health. Keywords: family nursing; health practices; qualitative approaches; quantitative approaches; systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
DescriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink below
Rights© 2021 Nordic College of Caring Science.
- Health practices in Europe towards families of older patients with cancer: a scoping review.
- Authors: Konradsen H, Brødsgaard A, Østergaard B, Svavarsdóttir E, Dieperink KB, Imhof L, Luttik ML, Mahrer-Imhof R, García-Vivar C
- Issue date: 2021 Jun
- The future of Cochrane Neonatal.
- Authors: Soll RF, Ovelman C, McGuire W
- Issue date: 2020 Nov
- Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia.
- Authors: Osborne SR, Alston LV, Bolton KA, Whelan J, Reeve E, Wong Shee A, Browne J, Walker T, Versace VL, Allender S, Nichols M, Backholer K, Goodwin N, Lewis S, Dalton H, Prael G, Curtin M, Brooks R, Verdon S, Crockett J, Hodgins G, Walsh S, Lyle DM, Thompson SC, Browne LJ, Knight S, Pit SW, Jones M, Gillam MH, Leach MJ, Gonzalez-Chica DA, Muyambi K, Eshetie T, Tran K, May E, Lieschke G, Parker V, Smith A, Hayes C, Dunlop AJ, Rajappa H, White R, Oakley P, Holliday S
- Issue date: 2020 Dec
- The effectiveness of school-based family asthma educational programs on the quality of life and number of asthma exacerbations of children aged five to 18 years diagnosed with asthma: a systematic review protocol.
- Authors: Walter H, Sadeque-Iqbal F, Ulysse R, Castillo D, Fitzpatrick A, Singleton J
- Issue date: 2015 Oct