Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Needs of Caregivers of People With Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Early in the Caregiving Experience: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
  • Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Parkinson's Disease / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Phenomenological Exploration of the Needs of Caregivers of People With Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Early in the Caregiving Experience: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515442. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7727
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515442. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7727
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility and tenability of the topic to understand the lived experience of caregiving for someone with PD to understand what is needed to prevent the negative effects of caregiving and the best timing of those interventions. Five participants were recruited and participated in this pilot study. There were four themes that emerged from the data: early education, open and honest communication, ongoing support, and accepting assistance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jessenia Rodriguez

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julie Watson, Jennifer Duffy