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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Elaine M.
dc.contributor.author Hagen, Brad F.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-30T19:37:50Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-30T19:37:50Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Gallagher, E. M., & Hagen, B. (1996). Outcome evaluation of a group education and support program for family caregivers. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 17(1), 33-50. en
dc.identifier.issn 0270-1960
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/518
dc.description The Haworth Press, Inc. <http://www.HaworthPress.com> en
dc.description.abstract One in 16 adults in British Columbia is a caregiver for a close friend or family member with a long term illness or disability. As such, it is not surprising that the government has begun to recognize the valuable role which caregivers play in the health care system. Accordingly, a 10-week group support and education program for family caregivers was developed and implemented in seven diverse communities throughout British Columbia. An outcome evaluation indicated that the program was of value to participants. Results and anecdotal examples from interviews with caregivers, responses on a Caregiver Survey, focus group interviews, and facilitator journals are reported. Many of the program benefits are thought to be sustainable over time. Caution needs to be exercised in expecting already overworked caregivers to form self-sustaining support groups. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Haworth Press, Inc. en
dc.subject Older people -- Care -- British Columbia en
dc.subject Older people -- Services for -- British Columbia en
dc.subject Caregivers -- British Columbia en
dc.title Outcome Evaluation of a Group Education and Support Program for Family Caregivers en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en
dc.publisher.institution University of Victoria en

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