SAS Study Long-Term Impact of Stroke on Family Caregiver Well-Being Praised for Methodologic Rigor, Seen as Standard for Caregiver Studies
This paper, and its findings, is deemed important enough to be accompanied by an Editorial in Neurology, which praises the paper for bringing new methodological rigor to the study of stroke caregiving. Editors Jill Cameron and Timothy Elliot, write that the research by Haley et al. meets the challenge for methodologic rigor, using advanced statistical analyses to elucidate differences between caregiving and non-caregiving samples. Hence, “Haley et al. substantially advance our understanding of poststroke care and its influence on caregiver health outcomes.” Further, the editors suggest that the methods used by Dr. Haley and colleagues should be emulated in future studies of caregivers of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurologic disorders.
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Haley, W. E., Roth, D. L., Hovater, M., & Clay, O. J. (2015). Long-term impact of stroke on family caregiver well-being: A population-based case-control study. Neurology, 84(13), 1323-1329. doi:10.1212/wnl.0000000000001418