Education Intervention “Caregivers Like Me” for Latino Family Caregivers Improved Attitudes Toward Professional Assistance at End-of-life Care

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Abstract

Objective:

This study explores the ability of a culturally sensitive and case-based education intervention, Caregivers Like Me, to improve knowledge and attitudes regarding end-of-life (EOL) resources among Latino caregivers.

Methods:

A multicentered, cross-sectional study of Latino communities from different geographical regions and cultural backgrounds. An educational intervention was administered to family caregivers of Latino elders using a case-based video “telenovela” and pretest-posttest questionnaires.

Results:

Participants (N = 145) were mostly females (79%) with mean age of 56 ± 15 years. They reported active learning from intervention (91%) and high satisfaction (92%) with educational experience. Both caregiver stress self-awareness and willingness to accept professional help improved significantly from pretest to posttest.

Conclusion:

A culturally sensitive educational intervention increased Latino caregivers' self-awareness about caregiver stress and the need to consider professional assistance for EOL care.

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