versión ISSN 1029-3019
ALCARAZ AGUERO, Maritza et al. Training for care givers of patients with dementia. MEDISAN [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
An experimental study of the community intervention type, including 12 care givers of patients with dementia that belonged to "Armando García" Polyclinic, was carried out from September 1st, 2005 to September 30th, 2006. Care givers were selected by a judgment intentional non probabilistic sampling that included those living next to the place where the instruction was given (doctor's office 12), those having another relative or caregiver to stay with the patient during the intervention, those not having physical or mental limitations that hindered their attendance or learning and who were willing to participate in the study once its characteristics were explained and benefits to them and their patients were reported, as well as they were present during the intervention. The Mc Nemar test was used as a statistical method, and the percent as a summary measure. Among the most outstanding results the elderly prevailed in caring their relatives, women with middle and higher school level that knew well about dementia and its symptoms, but they ignored some complications and measures against the stress and care of the patient.
Palabras llave : CAREGIVERS [education]; DEMENTIA [complications]; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; AGED.