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A Home-Based Intervention’s Impact on Caregiver Burden for Veterans With Dependence Performing Activities of Daily Living: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Campbell CL, Freytes IM, Hoffman N. A Home-Based Intervention’s Impact on Caregiver Burden for Veterans With Dependence Performing Activities of Daily Living: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Social Work in Health Care. 2015 May 18; 54(5):461-473.
The Veterans Health Administration offers multiple programs to support veteran's caregivers. This study examines one such program, modeled after the national VHA Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC). A retrospective secondary data analysis was conducted on the VHA GAP program, examining the impact on reducing caregiver burden. Findings from examination of 48 veteran/caregiver dyads indicated the program had a clinically and statistically significant impact on decreasing caregiver role strain. These findings were compared to the national evidence-based HBPC program, finding no significant differences in decrease of caregiver burden between the recipients of the GAP program and the national HBPC programs.