Evid Based Nurs 4:52 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.2.52
  • Treatment

A cognitive behavioural family intervention reduced psychiatric morbidity in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease

Family intervention v interview and v no interview for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease*

Outcomes at 3 months Family intervention Interview control No interview control RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Missing data on 2 caregivers. Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Met criteria for psychiatric caseness 23% 85% 73% (36 to 91) 2 (2 to 5)
23% 77% 70% (27 to 90) 2 (2 to 7)

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