A nurse-family partnership intervention to increase the self-efficacy of family caregivers and reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection in catheterized patients

Kwo Chen Lee, Yann Fen C Chao, Yueh Mien Wang, Pi Chu Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nurse-family partnership model on the self-efficacy of family caregivers (FCs) and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) among patients. A randomized controlled study was conducted. We recruited 61 patients and their FCs, who were randomly divided into an experimental group (n=30) and a control group (n=31). In the experimental group, the main caregivers comprised a nurse-family partnership, whereas the control participants received routine care. The findings were as follows: (i) the incidence of CAUTI was lower in the experimental group than in the control group (20% vs. 38.8%), but the difference was not statistically significant; and (ii) no significant difference emerged for reported Caregiver Self-Efficacy Score between the two groups. The nursing team and FCs must become partners in cooperative caregiving to enhance the quality of patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-779
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • Indwelling catheter
  • Nurse-family partnership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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