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Health Care Communication and Agreement and Disagreement About Symptoms Within the Context of Multimorbidity.
J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care ; 11(3-4): 346-66, 2015.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26654065
Informal caregivers for older adults often act as medical 'proxies' based on their assumed knowledge of the care recipient's illness-related symptoms. Differences between symptom descriptions given by care recipients and caregivers, however, raise questions about the validity of proxy reports. Community-dwelling caregivers and their care recipients with chronic, multi-morbid conditions revealed similar numbers of symptoms reported as well as average symptom distress. Dyads with care recipients who scored higher on negative affect were more likely to have significantly lower. Results suggested the possibility of identifying and intervening with dyads who may be 'at-risk' for divergent symptom reporting. This awareness may increase the ability to engage in informed and shared medical decision making throughout the illness trajectory.





Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Estado de Salud / Enfermedad Crónica / Cuidadores / Toma de Decisiones / Autoinforme Aspecto clínico: Etiología Límite: Anciano / Femenino / Humanos / Masculino Idioma: Inglés Revista: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Asunto de la revista: Ciencias Sociales Año: 2015 Tipo del documento: Artículo País de afiliación: Estados Unidos