Barriers and facilitators for caregiver involvement in the home care of people with pressure injuries: A qualitative study

Autoři: Francisco José García-Sánchez aff001;  Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno aff002;  Beatriz Rodríguez-Martín aff002
Působiště autorů: University of Castilla-La Mancha, Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Nursing, Ciudad Real, Spain aff001;  University of Castilla-La Mancha, Health and Social Research Center, Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Nursing, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain aff002;  Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Faculty of Health Sciences, Santiago, Chile aff003;  University of Castilla-La Mancha, Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article



To explore the barriers and facilitators perceived by home caregivers regarding their involvement in the home care of people with pressure injuries.


Although home caregivers are key in the process of caring for people with pressure injuries, little is known about their perceptions regarding their involvement in the same.


A qualitative study based on grounded theory involving a theoretical sample of 15 home caregivers of people with pressure injuries within the health district of Puertollano, Spain.


This study identified three barriers (feminization of care, necessary life adaptations as a home caregiver, and the organization of health services) and three facilitators (the perceived family duty for caring, willingness to provide care, and satisfaction with the care received on behalf of primary care services) associated with caregiver involvement in the home care of pressure injuries.


The care of a person with pressure injuries is perceived as a duty and requires important adaptations affecting the home caregiver’s personal, social and work life. The emotional closeness and trust that develops between a patient and the primary care staff equals an involvement which, in turn, also has positive results for both the home caregiver and the patient.

Klíčová slova:

Coding theory – Decision making – Human families – Long-term care – Nurses – Primary care – Qualitative studies – Spain


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