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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Sobotka SA, Lynch E, Quinn MT
Unmet respite needs of children with medical technology dependence.
Children with medical technology dependency (MTD) require a medical device to compensate for a vital body function and substantial nursing care. As such, they require constant high-level supervision. Respite care provides caregivers with a temporary break, and is associated with reduced stress; however, there are often barriers. The study utilizes mixed methodology with the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) and semistructured interviews with state-wide care coordinators to understand the gap for respite care services.
Citation: Sobotka SA, Lynch E, Quinn MT . Unmet respite needs of children with medical technology dependence. Clin Pediatr 2019 Oct;58(11-12):1175-86. doi: 10.1177/0009922819870251..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Medical Devices, Disabilities, Caregiving, Home Healthcare, Care Coordination
Burgdorf J, Mulcahy J, Amjad H
Family caregiver factors associated with emergency department utilization among community-living older adults with disabilities.
This study examined characteristics of family caregivers of older community-living adults with disabilities that use emergency departments (EDs). They found in their sample of 2521 community-living older adults that have visited the ED one or more times within 12 months of their interview that the primary caregivers provided greater than 40 hours of care per week, helped with health care tasks, or experienced physical strain.
Citation: Burgdorf J, Mulcahy J, Amjad H . Family caregiver factors associated with emergency department utilization among community-living older adults with disabilities. J Prim Care Community Health 2019 Jan-Dec;10:2150132719875636. doi: 10.1177/2150132719875636..
Keywords: Elderly, Emergency Department, Disabilities, Healthcare Utilization, Caregiving