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Title: Family care in COPD: what happens when a carer is a man?
Author: Figueiredo, Daniela
Jácome, Cristina
Gabriel, Raquel
Marques, Alda
Keywords: Men carers
Qualitative research
Family caregiving
Issue Date: 13-Oct-2015
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability, morbidity and mortality in old age, representing a significant burden for family carers. However, knowledge regarding the specific issues faced by men in the COPD caregiving role is nonexistent. This study explored the experience of husbands and sons providing care to a family member with moderate-to-severe COPD. A cross-sectional qualitative study using in-depth, semi-structured individual interviews was conducted with twelve men carers: seven husbands with a mean age of 70.9 ± 8.8 years and five sons with a mean age of 43.4 ± 10.5 years. The interviews were analysed for recurrent themes using thematic analysis. Main findings suggest that men are committed and dedicated carers; however, differences between husbands and sons related to ‘meaning’, ‘challenges and constraints’, ‘fears and concerns about the future’, ‘needs’ and ‘positive aspects’ have emerged. These differences reflect relationship and generational differences and are of relevance when planning adequate community support interventions.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1111/scs.12298
ISSN: 1471-6712
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