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Enfermería Global

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RODRIGUEZ GARCIA, M.J. et al. A clear, applicable and recommendable guide with high acceptance. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.227-236. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000200014.

Objectives. To assess the use of the guide "Atención a las personas cuidadoras" ("Care for caregivers") by nurses who had performed group interventions with caregivers and to obtain their opinion on: - The suitability and structure of the didactic units - The need to modify the rest of the contents: Department organization, registration, initial survey, quality of life questionnaire, workshop review questionnaire - Topics which are not dealt with but which should be included Methods. Transversal descriptive study. A survey of primary care nurses in Asturias who had conducted group workshops with family caregivers between January 2009 and June 2010 was carried out. Results. The response percentage to the survey was 81%. The guide was used to prepare interventions by 95% of the professionals. 96% of the survey group declared that the contents of the guide address the needs of the caregivers. Most nurses, 92%, also consider the guide to be easy to understand and to use. 77% of them identified a lack of training as a difficulty when trying to teach the contents of the guide. Finally, 91% of the survey group would recommend using this guide when developing a group intervention with caregivers. Conclusions. Nurse adherence to this guide, which helps direct the psychoeducational group intervention for caregivers of dependent persons, was remarkably high. The Healthcare Administration should implement useful strategies in order to overcome the identified barriers which hamper a better use and application of the guide. Its contents must be reviewed and updated so that the guide may become a helpful tool capable of improving the quality of care in this Department.

Keywords : guide; caregivers; primary care nursing; health promotion; health education.

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