A home-based training program improves caregivers' skills and dementia patients' aggressive behaviors

A randomized controlled trial

Huei Ling Huang, Li-Min Kuo, Yu Shu Chen, Jersey Liang, Hsiu Li Huang, Yi Chen Chiu, Sien Tsong Chen, Yu Sun, Wen Chuin Hsu, Yea Ing L Shyu

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effects of an individualized, home-based caregivertraining program for caregivers of elderly patients with dementia and behavioral problems. Methods: Using a randomized clinical trial in the neurologic clinics of two hospitals and a community care management center in northern Taiwan, we tested an individualized home-based caregiver-training program for managing behavioral problems, with referrals to community services and telephone consultation. Participants were patients with dementia and their caregivers (N = 129):63 in the intervention group and 66 in the control group. The control group received only written instructions and social telephone follow-ups. Behavioral problems of elderly dementia patients were assessed by the Chinese version of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, community form. Family caregivers' outcomes were measured by the Agitation Management Self-efficacy Scale and the Preparedness and Competence Scales. These instruments were administered before the program and 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months afterward. Results: Family caregivers who received the individualized home-based training program had better preparedness (t = 2.72, df = 127, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1070
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Caregivers
Dementia
Randomized Controlled Trials
Education
Telephone
Referral and Consultation
Control Groups
Social Welfare
Self Efficacy
Taiwan
Mental Competency
Nervous System
Equipment and Supplies
Problem Behavior

Keywords

  • Caregiver competence
  • Caregiver preparedness
  • Caregiver self-efficacy
  • Dementia
  • Problem behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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A home-based training program improves caregivers' skills and dementia patients' aggressive behaviors : A randomized controlled trial. / Huang, Huei Ling; Kuo, Li-Min; Chen, Yu Shu; Liang, Jersey; Huang, Hsiu Li; Chiu, Yi Chen; Chen, Sien Tsong; Sun, Yu; Hsu, Wen Chuin; Shyu, Yea Ing L.

In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 21, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1060-1070.

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Huang, HL, Kuo, L-M, Chen, YS, Liang, J, Huang, HL, Chiu, YC, Chen, ST, Sun, Y, Hsu, WC & Shyu, YIL 2013, 'A home-based training program improves caregivers' skills and dementia patients' aggressive behaviors: A randomized controlled trial', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1060-1070. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2012.09.009
Huang, Huei Ling ; Kuo, Li-Min ; Chen, Yu Shu ; Liang, Jersey ; Huang, Hsiu Li ; Chiu, Yi Chen ; Chen, Sien Tsong ; Sun, Yu ; Hsu, Wen Chuin ; Shyu, Yea Ing L. / A home-based training program improves caregivers' skills and dementia patients' aggressive behaviors : A randomized controlled trial. In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 11. pp. 1060-1070.
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