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Dyadic Interdependence in Non-spousal Caregiving Dyads’ Wellbeing: A Systematic Review






Caregiving dyads (i.e., an informal caregiver and a care recipient) work as an interdependent emotional system, whereby it is assumed that what happens to one member of the dyad essentially happens to the other. For example, both members of the dyad are involved in care giving and care receiving experiences and therefore major life events, such as a serious illness affect the dyad and not only the individual. Consequently, informal caregiving may be considered an example of dyadic… Continue reading

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Dyadic Interdependence in Non-spousal Caregiving Dyads’ Wellbeing: A Systematic Review






Caregiving dyads (i.e., an informal caregiver and a care recipient) work as an interdependent emotional system, whereby it is assumed that what happens to one member of the dyad essentially happens to the other. For example, both members of the dyad are involved in care giving and care receiving experiences and therefore major life events, such as a serious illness affect the dyad and not only the individual. Consequently, informal caregiving may be considered an example of dyadic… Continue reading

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Predictors of digital support services use by informal caregivers: a cross-sectional comparative survey






CONCLUSIONS: Digital support services could be important tools to empower informal caregivers. When it comes to policy and practice in relation to caregivers, similarly to other broad vulnerable groups, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and it is therefore important to consider the specific characteristics and needs of both caregivers and care recipients. Continue reading

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Predictors of digital support services use by informal caregivers: a cross-sectional comparative survey






CONCLUSIONS: Digital support services could be important tools to empower informal caregivers. When it comes to policy and practice in relation to caregivers, similarly to other broad vulnerable groups, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and it is therefore important to consider the specific characteristics and needs of both caregivers and care recipients. Continue reading

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Sexual Activity in Couples Dealing With Breast Cancer. A Cohort Study of Associations With Patient, Partner and Relationship-Related Factors






CONCLUSION: Sexual counseling during cancer treatment and rehabilitation should include a couple perspective. Relationship-related variables may be a protective factor for remaining sexually active after breast cancer diagnosis. Interventions could focus on strengthening these factors. Health professionals also need to consider the patients’ breast cancer treatment, vitality, and emotional distress in counselling on sexuality. Continue reading

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Sexual Activity in Couples Dealing With Breast Cancer. A Cohort Study of Associations With Patient, Partner and Relationship-Related Factors






CONCLUSION: Sexual counseling during cancer treatment and rehabilitation should include a couple perspective. Relationship-related variables may be a protective factor for remaining sexually active after breast cancer diagnosis. Interventions could focus on strengthening these factors. Health professionals also need to consider the patients’ breast cancer treatment, vitality, and emotional distress in counselling on sexuality. Continue reading

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Exploring the Needs of Spousal, Adult Child, and Adult Sibling Informal Caregivers: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review






Informal caregivers (ICGs) provide care to their family or friends in case of an illness, disability, or frailty. The caregiving situation of informal caregivers may vary based on the relationship they have with the care recipient (CR), e.g., being a spouse or being an adult child. It might be that these different ICGs also have different needs. This study aims to explore and compare the needs of different groups of ICGs based on the relationship they have with their CR. We conducted a… Continue reading

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Exploring the Needs of Spousal, Adult Child, and Adult Sibling Informal Caregivers: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review






Informal caregivers (ICGs) provide care to their family or friends in case of an illness, disability, or frailty. The caregiving situation of informal caregivers may vary based on the relationship they have with the care recipient (CR), e.g., being a spouse or being an adult child. It might be that these different ICGs also have different needs. This study aims to explore and compare the needs of different groups of ICGs based on the relationship they have with their CR. We conducted a… Continue reading

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Workers’ views on involving significant others in occupational health care: a focus group study among workers with a chronic disease






CONCLUSIONS: According to interviewed workers, engagement of SOs in occupational health care can help workers with a chronic disease in their recovery and return to work. However, they felt it is important to take SO characteristics and the worker’s circumstances and preferences into account, and to balance the potential benefits and drawbacks of involving SOs.Implications for rehabilitationThis study suggests that the worker’s re-integration process could benefit from informing significant… Continue reading

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Workers’ views on involving significant others in occupational health care: a focus group study among workers with a chronic disease






CONCLUSIONS: According to interviewed workers, engagement of SOs in occupational health care can help workers with a chronic disease in their recovery and return to work. However, they felt it is important to take SO characteristics and the worker’s circumstances and preferences into account, and to balance the potential benefits and drawbacks of involving SOs.Implications for rehabilitationThis study suggests that the worker’s re-integration process could benefit from informing significant… Continue reading

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