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This database contains 21 studies, archived under the term: "home care services"

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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 […]

A randomised clinical trial on a comprehensive geriatric assessment and intensive home follow-up after hospital discharge: the Transitional Care Bridge

Background: Older patients are at high risk for poor outcomes after acute hospital admission. The mortality rate in these patients is approximately 20%, whereas 30% of the survivors decline in their level of activities of daily living (ADL) functioning three months after hospital discharge. Most diseases and geriatric conditions that contribute to poor outcomes could […]

Home-delivered problem adaptation therapy (PATH) for depressed, cognitively impaired, disabled elders: A preliminary study

Objectives: This preliminary study examines the efficacy of 12-week home-delivered problem adaptation therapy (PATH) versus home-delivered supportive therapy (ST) in reducing depression and disability in 30 depressed, cognitively impaired, disabled older adults.; Design: A 12-week randomized clinical trial. Research assistants were unaware of the participants’ randomization status. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 6 weeks, and […]

Targeting and managing behavioral symptoms in individuals with dementia: a randomized trial of a nonpharmacological intervention

Objectives: To test the effects of an intervention that helps families manage distressing behaviors in family members with dementia.; Design: Two-group randomized trial.; Setting: In home.; Participants: Two hundred seventy-two caregivers and people with dementia.; Intervention: Up to 11 home and telephone contacts over 16 weeks by health professionals who identified potential triggers of patient […]

Effects of general practitioner training and family support services on the care of home-dwelling dementia patients–results of a controlled cluster-randomized study

Background: More than 90% of dementia patients are cared for by their general practitioners, who are decisively involved in the diagnosis, therapy and recommendation of support services.; Objective: To test whether special training of general practitioners alters the care of dementia patients through their systematic recommendation of caregiver counseling and support groups.; Method: 129 general […]

Effect of music on pain for home-dwelling persons with dementia

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of music on pain for home-dwelling persons with dementia. A quasiexperimental design was used. Fifteen subjects listened to their preferred music for 30 minutes before peak agitation time, for 2 days per week, followed by no music for 2 weeks. The process was repeated once. […]

Home-based exercise and support programme for people with dementia and their caregivers: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Background: Dementia affects the mood of people with dementia but also of their caregivers. In the coming years, the number of people with dementia will increase worldwide and most of them will continue to live in the community as long as possible. Home-based psychosocial interventions reducing the depressive symptoms of both people with dementia and […]

The UP-TECH project, an intervention to support caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients in Italy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Background: The epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) represents a significant challenge for the health care and social service systems of many developed countries. AD affects both patients and family caregivers, on whom the main burden of care falls, putting them at higher risk of stress, anxiety, mortality and lower quality of life. Evidence remains controversial […]

German adaptation of the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health II: study protocol of a single-centred, randomised controlled trial

Background: Caring for a family member with dementia is extremely stressful, and contributes to psychiatric and physical illness among caregivers. Therefore, a comprehensive programme called Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health II (REACH II) was developed in the United States to enhance the health of Alzheimer’s caregivers. REACH II causes a clear reduction of the […]

Practice example: neurodegenerative disorders: randomised controlled multicentre trial of home-based occupational therapy for patients with dementia

This paper summarises the methods and results of a seven-centre, single-blind, parallel group, actively controlled randomised trial evaluating the effectiveness of a Dutch 10-session community occupational therapy programme for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in German routine healthcare. Methodological aspects for future research on complex psychosocial interventions are discussed. (As supplied by publisher). […]

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