A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for Latinx and American Indian patient-family caregiver dyads coping with chronic health conditions

Michael J. McCarthy, Angelica Sanchez, Y. Evie Garcia, Tamilyn Bakas

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Abstract

Latinx and American Indians experience high rates of chronic health conditions. Family members play a significant role as informal caregivers for loved ones with chronic conditions and both patients and family caregivers report poor psychosocial outcomes. This systematic review synthesizes published studies about psychosocial interventions for Latinx and American Indian care dyads to determine: (i) the benefits of these interventions; (ii) their distinguishing features or adaptations, and; (iii) recommendations for future intervention development. Out of 366 records identified, seven studies met inclusion criteria. Interventions demonstrated benefits to outcomes such as disease knowledge, caregiver self-efficacy and burden, patient and caregiver well-being, symptom distress, anxiety and depression, and dyadic communication. Distinguishing features included tailoring to cultural values, beliefs, and delivery preferences, participants’ level of acculturation, and population-specific issues such as migratory stressors and support networks. Based upon this review, six recommendations for future intervention development are put forth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-1654
Number of pages16
JournalTranslational Behavioral Medicine
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • Chronic illness
  • Interventions
  • Latinx
  • Patient-caregiver dyads
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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