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Effectiveness of a Physical Therapeutic Exercise Programme for Caregivers of Dependent Patients: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial from Spanish Primary Care

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Unit for Active Coping Strategies for Pain in Primary Care, East-Valladolid Primary Care Management, Castilla and Leon Public Health System (Sacyl), 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Department of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University Pontificia of Salamanca, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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Research Group “Planning and assessment of training and athletic performance”, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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Department of Physical Therapy, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
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Pain in Motion “International Research Group”, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
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Department of Human Physiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Vrije University Brussels, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Department of Statistics and Operational Research and IMUVA, University of Valladolid, 47005 Valladolid, Spain
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Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Heath Sciences, University of Malaga, 19071 Málaga, Spain
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Institute of Biomedical Research in Malaga (IBIMA), 29010 Málaga, Spain
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School of Clinical Science, Faculty of Health Science, Queensland University Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(20), 7359; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207359
Received: 28 July 2020 / Revised: 28 September 2020 / Accepted: 1 October 2020 / Published: 9 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Exercise as a Therapeutic Resource)
Female family caregivers (FFCs) constitute one of the basic supports of socio-health care for dependence in developed countries. The care provided by FFCs may impact their physical and mental health, negatively affecting their quality of life. In order to alleviate the consequences of providing care on FFCs, the Spanish Public Health System has developed the family caregiver care programme (FCCP) to be applied in primary care (PC) centres. The effectiveness of this programme is limited. To date, the addition of a physical therapeutic exercise (PTE) programme to FCCP has not been evaluated. A randomised multicentre clinical trial was carried out in two PC centres of the Spanish Public Health System. In total, 68 FFCs were recruited. The experimental group (EG) performed the usual FCCP (4 sessions, 6 h) added to a PTE programme (36 sessions in 12 weeks) whereas the control group performed the usual FCCP performed in PC. The experimental treatment improved quality of life (d = 1.17 in physical component summary), subjective burden (d = 2.38), anxiety (d = 1.52), depression (d = 1.37) and health-related physical condition (d = 2.44 in endurance). Differences between the groups (p < 0.05) were clinically relevant in favour of the EG. The experimental treatment generates high levels of satisfaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: female caregivers; therapeutic exercise; public health; quality of life; primary care; physiotherapy female caregivers; therapeutic exercise; public health; quality of life; primary care; physiotherapy
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Montero-Cuadrado, F.; Galán-Martín, M.Á.; Sánchez-Sánchez, J.; Lluch, E.; Mayo-Iscar, A.; Cuesta-Vargas, Á. Effectiveness of a Physical Therapeutic Exercise Programme for Caregivers of Dependent Patients: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial from Spanish Primary Care. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7359. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207359

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Montero-Cuadrado F, Galán-Martín MÁ, Sánchez-Sánchez J, Lluch E, Mayo-Iscar A, Cuesta-Vargas Á. Effectiveness of a Physical Therapeutic Exercise Programme for Caregivers of Dependent Patients: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial from Spanish Primary Care. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(20):7359. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207359

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Montero-Cuadrado, Federico, Miguel Á. Galán-Martín, Javier Sánchez-Sánchez, Enrique Lluch, Agustín Mayo-Iscar, and Ántonio Cuesta-Vargas. 2020. "Effectiveness of a Physical Therapeutic Exercise Programme for Caregivers of Dependent Patients: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial from Spanish Primary Care" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 20: 7359. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207359

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