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Su-Ching Kuo, Wen-Chi Chou, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Ming-Chu Chiang, Ming-Mo Hou, Siew Tzuh Tang
BACKGROUND: Bereaved families endure tremendous grief. However, few studies have longitudinally investigated caregivers' bereavement grief for more than one year postloss and none is from family-oriented Asian countries. OBJECTIVES: We explored longitudinal changes in and modifiable predictors of severe depressive symptoms for Taiwanese family caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients over the first two years postloss. DESIGN: For this descriptive, longitudinal study, severe depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale score ≥16) were measured 1, 3, 6, 13, 18, and 24 months postloss...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Eun-Ok Im, Young Ko, Eunice Chee, Wonshik Chee, Jun James Mao
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify clusters of midlife women by physical activity and to determine racial/ethnic differences in physical activities in each cluster. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of the data from 542 women (157 non-Hispanic [NH] Whites, 127 Hispanics, 135 NH African Americans, and 123 NH Asian) in a larger Internet study on midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity. The instruments included the Barriers to Health Activities Scale, the Physical Activity Assessment Inventory, the Questions on Attitudes toward Physical Activity, Subjective Norm, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Behavioral Intention, and the Kaiser Physical Activity Survey...
November 14, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Cheng-I Yang, Min-Yun Hsieh, Li-Hung Lee, Shu-Ling Chen
Adult clients with schizophrenia are primarily cared for by their ageing parents. When the parents become ill or die, siblings are considered to be responsible for taking over the caregiving role. However, little is known about caregiving for a sibling with schizophrenia, and no studies have explored this phenomenon in an Asian context. The aim of the present descriptive, qualitative study was to understand the experiences of being the primary caregiver of a sibling with schizophrenia. Data were collected from 10 siblings of currently-hospitalized patients diagnosed with schizophrenia using semistructured, in-depth interviews...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Marwan Sabbagh, SeolHeui Han, SangYun Kim, Hae-Ri Na, Jae-Hong Lee, Nagaendran Kandiah, Kammant Phanthumchinda, Chuthamanee Suthisisang, Vorapun Senanarong, Ming-Chyi Pai, Diatri Narilastri, Ajit M Sowani, Encarnita Ampil, Amitabh Dash
BACKGROUND: The 'Asia-Pacific Expert Panel (APEX) for donepezil 23 mg' met in November 2015 to review evidence for the recently approved high dose of donepezil and to provide recommendations to help physicians in Asia make informed clinical decisions about using donepezil 23 mg in patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). SUMMARY: In a global phase III study (study 326) in patients with moderate-to-severe AD, donepezil 23 mg/day demonstrated significantly greater cognitive benefits versus donepezil 10 mg/day, with a between-treatment difference in mean change in the Severe Impairment Battery score of 2...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
Charles Van Liew, Maya Santoro, Dhwani Kothari, Jennalee Wooldridge, Terry A Cronan
In the present study, ethnic differences in evaluating the severity and associated needs of medical complications experienced by an elderly man and the likelihood of seeking professional assistance (i.e., hire a healthcare advocate [HCA]) to care for him, and for one's own family or parent should they become ill, as a function of previous caregiving experience, were investigated. The 974 participants were White, Black, Hispanic, or Asian/Pacific Islander. They read a hypothetical vignette about a 75-year-old man, Daryl, who was experiencing health problems...
December 2016: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
Hiroyuki Uchida, Shigeto Yamawaki
The current nomenclature is based on clinical indications; for example, drugs used for mania and psychosis are classified as "mood stabilizers" and "antipsychotic drugs", respectively. This discrepancy between their names and indications often confuses patients and their caregivers and sometimes leads to a misunderstanding of the effects of prescribed medications. In addition, up-to-date scientific knowledge on these drugs has not been reflected in the current nomenclature. To overcome these limitations of the current nomenclature, following an initiative of the European Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), a taskforce for psychotropic nomenclature was established with representatives from 5 international organizations, including the Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AsCNP)...
June 2016: Nihon Shinkei Seishin Yakurigaku Zasshi, Japanese Journal of Psychopharmacology
Juwon Lee, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hyunju Lee, Sujeong Seong, Soowon Park, Jun-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: One caregiver relationship that has been neglected in caregiver depression research is the daughter-in-law. Compared with Western countries, in which those who are closer in familial relationships such as the spouse or child usually take care of the patient, in many Asian countries, the daughter-in-law often assumes the caretaker role. However, not much research has been done on how this relationship may result in different caregiver outcomes. We sought to identify whether the association between patient characteristics and caregiver depressive symptoms differs according to the familial relationship between caregiver and patient...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Urmimala Sarkar, Gato I Gourley, Courtney R Lyles, Lina Tieu, Cassidy Clarity, Lisa Newmark, Karandeep Singh, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: Mobile applications or 'apps' intended to help people manage their health and chronic conditions are widespread and gaining in popularity. However, little is known about their acceptability and usability for low-income, racially/ethnically diverse populations who experience a disproportionate burden of chronic disease and its complications. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the usability of existing mobile health applications ("apps") for diabetes, depression, and caregiving, in order to facilitate development and tailoring of patient-facing apps for diverse populations...
December 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Swarna Weerasinghe, Victor Maddalena
In the present study, we explored family caregivers' experiences in providing end-of-life care for terminally ill South Asian immigrants. We employed qualitative methods and. in-depth interviews were conducted with seven family caregivers living in Nova Scotia, Canada. Interview data were validated, coded and organized for themes. Three major themes identified in the data illustrated (a) how South Asian caregivers experienced clashes between biomedical and ethno-cultural realms of care that led to cultural insensitivity, (b) how family members acted as mediators, and (c) how communication issues that challenged cultural sensitivity were handled...
June 30, 2016: Social Work in Public Health
Ming-Ming Lai, Shi-Ying Lein, Siok-Hwa Lau, Ming-Ling Lai
This paper empirically tested eight key features of WHO guidelines to age-friendly community by surveying 211 informal caregivers and 402 self-care adults (aged 45 to 85 and above) in Malaysia. We examined the associations of these eight features with active aging and social connectedness through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. A structural model with satisfactory goodness-of-fit indices (CMIN/df = 1.11, RMSEA = 0.02, NFI = 0.97, TLI = 1.00, CFI = 1.00, and GFI = 0.96) indicates that transportation and housing, community support and health services, and outdoor spaces and buildings are statistically significant in creating an age-friendly environment...
2016: Journal of Aging Research
Chetna Malhotra, David Kheng Leng Sim, Fazlur Jaufeerally, Nivedita Nadkarni Vikas, Genevieve Wong Cheng Sim, Boon Cheng Tan, Clarice Shu Hwa Ng, Pei Leng Tho, Jingfen Lim, Claire Ya-Ting Chuang, Florence Hui Mei Fong, Joy Liu, Eric A Finkelstein
BACKGROUND: Despite the promise and popularity of advance care planning, there is insufficient evidence that advance care planning helps patients to meet their end-of-life care preferences, especially in Asian settings. Thus, the proposed study aims to assess whether patients with advanced heart failure who are receiving advance care planning have a greater likelihood of receiving end-of-life care consistent with their preferences compared to patients receiving usual care. Secondary objectives are to compare differences in health care expenditures, quality of life, anxiety and depression, understanding of own illness, participation in decision-making and concordance with their caregiver's preferences for end-of-life care, between patients with advanced heart failure receiving advance care planning and usual care...
2016: Trials
Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic, Fengxin Lu, Mary Ellen Colten, Ellen P McCarthy
We report the results from cognitive interviews with Asian American patients and their caregivers. We interviewed seven caregivers and six patients who were all bilingual Asian Americans. The main goal of the cognitive interviews was to test a survey instrument developed for a study about perspectives of Asian American patients with advanced cancer who are facing decisions around end-of-life care. We were particularly interested to see whether items commonly used in White and Black populations are culturally meaningful and equivalent in Asian populations, primarily those of Chinese and Vietnamese ethnicity...
February 2016: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
Haikel A Lim, Joyce Ys Tan, Joanne Chua, Russell Kl Yoong, Siew Eng Lim, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran
INTRODUCTION: Family caregivers of cancer patients often suffer from an impaired quality of life (QOL) due to stress arising from the responsibility of caregiving. Most research on such QOL impairments were conducted in Western populations. Thus, this exploratory study sought to (a) examine the QOL levels of the family caregivers of cancer patients in an Asian population in Singapore, in relation to those of caregivers from other countries within and outside of Asia; and (b) investigate the association between sociodemographic factors and QOL impairments in family caregivers in Singapore...
April 19, 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Tran Van Cong, Bahr Weiss, Khuc Nang Toan, Tran Thi Le Thu, Nguyen Thi Nha Trang, Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa, Dao Thi Thu Thuy
BACKGROUND: In high income countries in Europe and North America, early identification and intervention for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been linked to improved long-term outcomes. However, in most low and middle income countries (LMIC) little is known about use or availability of such services, which limits the ability of policy and development planning. The purpose of the present study was assess the use of ASD services in Vietnam, an Asian LMIC, in order to identify areas within the field that should be specifically targeted to improve ASD services in Vietnam...
2015: Health Psychology Report
Tanujaa Rajasekaran, Tira Tan, Whee Sze Ong, Khai Nee Koo, Lili Chan, Donald Poon, Anupama Roy Chowdhury, Lalit Krishna, Ravindran Kanesvaran
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) based risk factors to help predict caregiver burden among elderly patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study evaluated 249 patients newly diagnosed with cancer, aged 70years and above, who attended the geriatric oncology clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore between 2007 and 2010. RESULTS: Out of 249 patients, 244 patients had information available on family caregiver burden and were analysed...
May 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
Merle R Kataoka-Yahiro, Sandra McFarlane, Jeannette Koijane, Dongmei Li
Between 2013 and 2030, older adults 65 years and older of racial/ethnic populations in the U.S. is projected to increase by 123% in comparison to the Whites (Non-Hispanics). To meet this demand, training of ethnically diverse health staff in long-term care facilities in palliative and hospice care is imperative. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a palliative and hospice care training of staff in two nursing homes in Hawaii - (a) to evaluate knowledge and confidence over three time periods, and (b) to compare staff and family caregiver satisfaction at end of program...
March 29, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Merle R Kataoka-Yahiro, Sandra McFarlane, May Kealoha, Angela Sy
AIM: The aim of this study was to gauge Asian and native Hawaiian family satisfaction with palliative care services in two nursing homes in Hawaii, US. METHODS: This is a mixed-method study using a convergent design. Nine nursing home family caregivers who had received palliative care services took part. They completed a Famcare-2 satisfaction survey and participated in a 1-hour interview. Descriptive analyses and directed content analysis were completed and results were compared...
March 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Doris Fok, Izzuddin M Aris, Jiahui Ho, Sok Bee Lim, Mei Chien Chua, Wei Wei Pang, Seang-Mei Saw, Kenneth Kwek, Keith M Godfrey, Michael S Kramer, Yap Seng Chong
BACKGROUND: Confinement (restrictions placed on diet and practices during the month right after delivery) represents a key feature of Asian populations. Few studies, however, have focused specifically on ethnic differences in confinement practices. This study assesses the confinement practices of three ethnic groups in a multi-ethnic Asian population. METHODS: Participants were part of a prospective birth cohort study that recruited 1,247 pregnant women (57.2% Chinese, 25...
September 2016: Birth
Mabel Q H Leow, Sally W C Chan
BACKGROUND: Caring for a family member with advanced cancer at home is demanding as the ill family member is likely to have complex physical and emotional needs. There is a paucity of studies on the experience of home family caregivers of people with advanced cancer in the Asian region. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of family caregivers caring for a person with advanced cancer at home in Singapore. METHODS: This was a qualitative study; data were collected by semistructured interviews and analyzed using content analysis...
February 26, 2016: Cancer Nursing
S-H Han, J-H Lee, S Y Kim, K W Park, C Chen, M Tripathi, A Dash, N Kubota
BACKGROUND: Ethnic diversity between different populations may affect treatment safety and efficacy. AIMS AND METHODS: A subanalysis to a global trial (study 326) was carried out to ascertain the safety and efficacy of donepezil 23 mg/day compared with donepezil 10 mg/day in Asian patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease. Changes in cognition and global functioning were measured by the Severe Impairment Battery (SIB) and Clinician's Interview-Based Impression of Change Plus Caregiver Input (CIBIC-Plus), respectively, at week 24...
February 29, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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