Satisfaction with Health Care Interventions among Community Dwelling People with CognitiveDisorders and Their Informal Caregivers—ASystematic Review
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Original versionMalmgren Fänge A, Thordardottir B, Ankhesnamon Ya-Nyonge, Lethin C. Satisfaction with Health Care Interventions among Community Dwelling People with CognitiveDisorders and Their Informal Caregivers—ASystematic Review. Healthcare. 2020;8(3):240 https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030240
Informal caregivers have a leading role when implementing health care services for people with cognitive disorders living at home. This study aims to examine the current evidence for interventions with dual satisfaction with health care services for people with cognitive disorders and their caregivers. Original papers with quantitative and mixed method designs were extracted from two databases, covering years 2009–2018. Thirty-five original papers reported on satisfaction with health care services. The International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) was used to classify the interventions. Most interventions had a home-based approach (80%). Reduction in caregiver depression was the outcome measure with the highest level of satisfaction. Interventions to reduce depression or increase cognitive performance in persons with cognitive disorders gave the least satisfaction. Satisfaction of both caregivers and persons with cognitive disorders increased their use of services. In the ICHI, nearly 50% of the interventions were classified as activities and participation. A limited number of interventions have a positive effect on satisfaction of both the persons with cognitive disorders and the caregiver. It is important to focus on interventions that will benefit both simultaneously. More research is needed with a clear definition of satisfaction and the use of the ICHI guidelines.