A nurse-family partnership intervention to increase the self-efficacy of family caregivers and reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection in catheterized patients - Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-family partnership model on the self-efficacy of family caregivers (FCs) and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) among patients.

A randomized controlled study was conducted. We recruited 61 patients and their FCs, who were randomly divided into an experimental group (nā€‰=ā€‰30) and a control group (nā€‰=ā€‰31). In the experimental group, the main caregivers comprised a nurse-family partnership, whereas the control participants received routine care. The findings were as follows: (i) the incidence of CAUTI was lower in the experimental group than in the control group (20% vs. 38.8%), but the difference was not statistically significant; and (ii) no significant difference emerged for reported Caregiver Self-Efficacy Score between the two groups. The nursing team and FCs must become partners in cooperative caregiving to enhance the quality of patient care.

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Lee KC, Chao YF, Wang YM, Lin PC.   Are you the author?
School of Nursing, China Medical University and Hospital, China Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Reference: Int J Nurs Pract. 2014 Apr 22. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1111/ijn.12319

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PMID: 24750286