rss
Evid Based Nurs 5:21 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.21
  • Treatment

Training family care givers of people with dementia to think in a more clinical manner decreased depression and the sense of burden


 
 QUESTION: Does training family care givers of individuals with dementia to view their role in a more clinical manner reduce adverse events associated with care giving?

Design

Randomised (allocation not concealed), blinded {outcome assessor}*, controlled trial with follow up 3 months after the intervention.

Setting

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Participants

117 family care giver – care receiver dyads, which consisted of primary informal care givers (mean age 77 y, 56% men; 94% were spouses or parents) of relatives with dementia that had not progressed beyond stage 7b of the Functional Assessment Staging (mean age 65 y, 70% women) who were living in community settings (ie, not nursing homes). 94 dyads (80%) were included in the analysis.

Intervention

72 care givers accompanied by ≥1 family member were allocated to the intervention and given group training in 7 weekly, 2 hour workshops based on a stress and coping theoretical model, by a multidisciplinary …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article