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This database contains 7 studies, archived under the term: "caregiver"

Modeling trajectories and transitions: results from the New York University caregiver intervention

Background: Current research fails to capture the temporal dynamics of chronic disease in favor of cross-sectional snapshots of symptoms and outcomes.; Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the effects of comprehensive psychosocial support on trajectories of spouse caregivers’ well-being related to the nursing home placement transition.; Method: Data from the New York […]

Integrative psychotherapeutic nursing home program to reduce multiple psychiatric symptoms of cognitively impaired patients and caregiver burden: randomized controlled trial

Objective: To test the effectiveness of an integrative psychotherapeutic nursing home program (integrative reactivation and rehabilitation [IRR]) to reduce multiple neuropsychiatry symptoms (MNPS) of cognitively impaired patients and caregiver burden (CB).; Design: Randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Psychiatric-skilled nursing home (IRR) and usual care (UC), consisting of different types of nursing home care at home or […]

Cognitive-behavioural group therapy improves a psychophysiological marker of stress in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Background: Family caregivers of patients with dementia frequently experience psychological stress, depression and disturbed psychophysiological activity, with increased levels of diurnal cortisol secretion.; Objectives: To compare the effects of a cognitive-behavioural group therapy (CBT) to a psychoeducation group programme (EDUC) on cortisol secretion in caregivers of patients with moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD).; Method: Caregivers of […]

The moderating influence of demographic characteristics, social support, and religious coping on the effectiveness of a multicomponent psychosocial caregiver intervention in three racial ethnic groups

This article extends the findings from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH II) program, a multisite randomized clinical trial of a multicomponent psychosocial intervention, to improve the well-being of informal caregivers (CGs) of persons with dementia. We used residual change scores and stepwise hierarchical regression analyses to explore separately in 3 racial ethnic […]

Impact of a therapeutic educational program on quality of life in Alzheimer’s disease: Results of a pilot study

Background: Therapeutic patient education is expanding in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Objective: To evaluate the impact of a therapeutic educational program, on AD-affected patients and their caregivers, living in the community, on the patient’s quality of life. Methods: Non experimental before and after study. Patient/caregiver dyads were recruited in the geriatric department of […]

“Easing the way” for spouse caregivers of individuals with dementia: a pilot feasibility study of a grief intervention

A multicomponent intervention targeting grief symptoms in spouse caregivers of individuals with dementia was pilot tested in this feasibility study. Twenty spouse caregivers completed the study within the 5-month protocol. The five-component intervention, deduced from Meuser, Marwit, and Sanders’ Dementia Caregiver Grief Model and tailored to participants’ grief, mental health, and learning needs, included supportive […]

Subjective stressors moderate effectiveness of a multi-component, multi-site intervention on caregiver depression and burden

Objectives: The present study assessed whether caregiving contextual factors moderated outcomes of a caregiver intervention.; Methods: Extant data from the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) II study, a randomized-control trial of a multi-component, multi-site intervention for dementia caregivers was utilized. 498 caregivers {83.1% women; mean [standard deviation (SD)] age = 60.3 (13.1)}, and their care […]

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