Education Intervention “Caregivers Like Me” for Latino Family Caregivers Improved Attitudes Toward Professional Assistance at End-of-life Care

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Abstract

Objective: This study explores the ability of a culturally sensitive and case-based education intervention, Caregivers Like Me, to improve knowledge and attitudes regarding end-of-life (EOL) resources among Latino caregivers. Methods: A multicentered, cross-sectional study of Latino communities from different geographical regions and cultural backgrounds. An educational intervention was administered to family caregivers of Latino elders using a case-based video “telenovela” and pretest–posttest questionnaires. Results: Participants (N = 145) were mostly females (79%) with mean age of 56 ± 15 years. They reported active learning from intervention (91%) and high satisfaction (92%) with educational experience. Both caregiver stress self-awareness and willingness to accept professional help improved significantly from pretest to posttest. Conclusion: A culturally sensitive educational intervention increased Latino caregivers’ self-awareness about caregiver stress and the need to consider professional assistance for EOL care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-536
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • culture
  • education intervention
  • end of life
  • family caregivers
  • hospice
  • Latino
  • palliative
  • pretest–posttest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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