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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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
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1060-1070
頁數11
期刊American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
21
發行號11
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十一月 2013
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神病學和心理健康
  • 老年病學和老年學

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