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Evaluation eines kognitiv-behavioralen Gruppenkonzepts für pflegende Angehörige von Demenzerkrankten. = Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for family caregivers of persons with dementia


Wilz, Gabriele, Kalytta, Tanja


PPmP: Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie, Volume: 62, No.: 9-10, Pages.: 359-366

Year of Publication



International studies have revealed that dementia caregivers’ health deteriorates as a result of intensive at-home care. A cognitive-behavioral group intervention concept was therefore tailored to the needs of dementia caregivers and aimed at an increase in psychological well-being and the prevention of adverse effects on psychological health. The group concept was evaluated with an intervention-control group design (N = 86 IG; N = 92 CG) in a prospective longitudinal study. Outcome variables, assessed at 3 point of measurement, were depressive symptoms, symptoms of anxiety, health-related quality of life, and physical health. Compared to caregivers in the control group, caregivers in the intervention group showed significantly lower symptoms of depression and anxiety at follow-up, which was consistent with the hypotheses. Furthermore, nursing home placement was delayed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)

Bibtex Citation

@article{Wilz_2012, doi = {10.1055/s-0032-1312657}, url = {}, year = 2012, month = {oct}, publisher = {Thieme Publishing Group}, volume = {62}, number = {09/10}, pages = {359--366}, author = {Gabriele Wilz and Tanja Kalytta}, title = {Evaluation eines kognitiv-behavioralen Gruppenkonzepts für pflegende Angehörige von Demenzerkrankten}, journal = {{PPmP} - Psychotherapie $cdotp$ Psychosomatik $cdotp$ Medizinische Psychologie} }


caregivers, cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dementia, family caregivers, group intervention, home care, well being

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Type of Outcomes

Carers’ Mental Health, Carers’ Physical Health, Depression and Anxiety, Quality of Life of Carer



Type of Interventions

Intervention for Carers

Carer Focussed Interventions

Training programmes / workshops including behavioural training