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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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Krishnan S, York MK, Backus D
Coping with caregiver burnout when caring for a person with neurodegenerative disease: a guide for caregivers.
It is important for you to know if you have caregiver burnout, or the common triggers that may cause your burnout. By recognizing and addressing these factors, you will be able to take healthy and manageable control over your caregiver duties. The authors offer a number of specific recommendations to relieve caregiver stress and burden.
Citation: Krishnan S, York MK, Backus D . Coping with caregiver burnout when caring for a person with neurodegenerative disease: a guide for caregivers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017 Apr;98(4):805-07. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.11.002.
Keywords: Caregiving, Neurological Disorders, Stress
Curtin CM, Kenney D, Suarez P
A double-blind placebo randomized controlled trial of minocycline to reduce pain after carpal tunnel and trigger finger release.
This trial tested whether perioperative administration of minocycline reduced time to pain resolution (TPR) after standardized hand surgeries with known prolonged pain profiles: carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release. It found that oral administration of minocycline did not reduce TPR after minor hand surgery. There was evidence that minocycline might increase length of pain in those with increased posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.
Citation: Curtin CM, Kenney D, Suarez P . A double-blind placebo randomized controlled trial of minocycline to reduce pain after carpal tunnel and trigger finger release. J Hand Surg Am 2017 Mar;42(3):166-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.12.011.
Keywords: Neurological Disorders, Medication, Pain, Stress, Surgery
Senders A, Sando K, Wahbeh H
Managing psychological stress in the multiple sclerosis medical visit: patient perspectives and unmet needs.
Psychological stress can negatively impact multiple sclerosis. To further understand how stress is addressed in the multiple sclerosis medical visit, 34 people with multiple sclerosis participated in focus groups. Transcripts were analyzed by inductive thematic analysis. The majority of participants did not discuss stress with their provider, citing barriers to communication such as lack of time, poor coordination between specialties, physician reliance on pharmaceutical prescription, and patient lack of self-advocacy. Participants recommended several ways to better manage psychological well-being in the clinical setting. These findings provide a foundation for future studies aimed at minimizing the detrimental effect of stress in multiple sclerosis.
Citation: Senders A, Sando K, Wahbeh H . Managing psychological stress in the multiple sclerosis medical visit: patient perspectives and unmet needs. J Health Psychol 2016 Aug;21(8):1676-87. doi: 10.1177/1359105314562084.
Keywords: Care Management, Neurological Disorders, Ambulatory Care and Surgery, Stress