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Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain.

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Van Houtven, CH; Smith, VA; Miller, KEM; Berkowitz, TSZ; Shepherd-Banigan, M; Hein, T; Penney, LS; Allen, KD; Kabat, M; Jobin, T; Hastings, SN
Published in: Med Care Res Rev
April 2024

Disabled Veterans commonly experience pain. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) provides training, a stipend, and services to family caregivers of eligible Veterans to support their caregiving role. We compared ascertainment of veteran pain and pain treatment through health care encounters and medications (pain indicators) of participants (treated group) and non-participants (comparison group) using inverse probability treatment weights. Modeled results show that the proportion of Veterans with a pain indicator in the first year post-application was higher than that pre-application for both groups. However, the proportion of Veterans with a pain indicator was substantially higher in the treatment group: 76.1% versus 63.9% in the comparison group (p < .001). Over time, the proportion of Veterans with any pain indicator fell and group differences lessened. However, differences persisted through 8 years post-application (p < .001). PCAFC caregivers appear to help Veterans engage in pain treatment at higher rates than caregivers not in PCAFC.

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Med Care Res Rev

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EISSN

1552-6801

Publication Date

April 2024

Volume

81

Issue

2

Start / End Page

107 / 121

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Veterans
  • Pain
  • Humans
  • Health Services
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Disabled Persons
  • Caregivers
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
 

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Van Houtven, C. H., Smith, V. A., Miller, K. E. M., Berkowitz, T. S. Z., Shepherd-Banigan, M., Hein, T., … Hastings, S. N. (2024). Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain. Med Care Res Rev, 81(2), 107–121. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775587231210026
Van Houtven, Courtney H., Valerie A. Smith, Katherine E. M. Miller, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Tyler Hein, Lauren S. Penney, et al. “Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain.Med Care Res Rev 81, no. 2 (April 2024): 107–21. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775587231210026.
Van Houtven CH, Smith VA, Miller KEM, Berkowitz TSZ, Shepherd-Banigan M, Hein T, et al. Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain. Med Care Res Rev. 2024 Apr;81(2):107–21.
Van Houtven, Courtney H., et al. “Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain.Med Care Res Rev, vol. 81, no. 2, Apr. 2024, pp. 107–21. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/10775587231210026.
Van Houtven CH, Smith VA, Miller KEM, Berkowitz TSZ, Shepherd-Banigan M, Hein T, Penney LS, Allen KD, Kabat M, Jobin T, Hastings SN. Comprehensive Caregiver Supports and Ascertainment and Treatment of Veteran Pain. Med Care Res Rev. 2024 Apr;81(2):107–121.
Journal cover image

Published In

Med Care Res Rev

DOI

EISSN

1552-6801

Publication Date

April 2024

Volume

81

Issue

2

Start / End Page

107 / 121

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Veterans
  • Pain
  • Humans
  • Health Services
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Disabled Persons
  • Caregivers
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services