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Table 4 Care Recipient Outcomes

From: An organizing framework for informal caregiver interventions: detailing caregiving activities and caregiver and care recipient outcomes to optimize evaluation efforts

Construct Subcategories # of Studies
Disease Management Medical/Medication Adherence 3
  Coping 1
  Appraisal of Illness 1
  Knowledge of Medication/skills 1
  Management skills 1
Psychological Health   
- nonsocial Quality of Life 8
  Depression 4
  Anxiety 1
  Mental health status 1
  Mood 1
  Hopelessness 1
Physical health   
-physical manifestation of disease Problem Behaviors 31
  Activity of Daily Living functioning 12
  Instrumental Activities of Daily Living functioning 7
  Cognitive Impairment 6
  Disease Symptoms (other than memory)iv 5
  Functional Status 3
  Survival 2
  Aggression 1
  Social Functioning 1
  Family Functioning 1
  Dementia severity 1
  Health Status 1
Utilization   
  Health care/long-term care utilizationv 18
  Days in the community 1
Economic   
  Cost of healthcare or long-term care 8
Aspects of the Intervention   
  Satisfaction 1
  1. iiIncluding stress, affect or mood, anger, loneliness, general wellbeing, hopelessness, or grief.
  2. iiiWith the intervention, caregiver-care recipient relationships, life, and recipient's care.
  3. ivPost-surgical symptoms, pain, and dyspnea.
  4. vHome health care, respite care, adult day care use, days in the nursing home before death, any nursing home use, transportation to medical care, emergency department use, primary care, and hospitalization.