Identifying and addressing the support needs of family caregivers of people with motor neurone disease using the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool

Samar M. Aoun, Kathleen Deas, Linda J. Kristjanson, David W. Kissane

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Abstract

Family caregivers of people with motor neurone disease (MND) experience adverse health outcomes as a result of their caregiving experience. This may be alleviated if their support needs are identified and addressed in a systematic and timely manner. The objective of the present study was to assess the feasibility and relevance of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) in home-based care during the period of caregiving from the perspectives of the family caregivers of people with MND and their service providers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-43
Number of pages12
JournalPalliative and Supportive Care
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Motor neurone disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Carer support needs assessment tool (CSNAT)
  • Support needs
  • Family caregivers
  • Service providers

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