A Psychoeducational Intervention for Stroke Family Caregivers

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

This is a randomized controlled trial with a 3-month psychoeducational program as intervention, followed by a 3 month observational period. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a psychoeducational program focusing on equipping caregivers with problem-solving skills would improve caregiver's problem-solving abilities, their psychological responses and caregiving resources, and would minimize the use of health and social services among stroke survivors.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Psychoeducation Behavioral
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Psychoeducational program
    Description: Psychoeducational program consisted of (1) two inpatient sessions of face-to-face education on stroke and its caregiving; (2) six biweekly problem-solving training via telephone contacts after the discharge of stroke survivors

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Caregiver's change in self-appraised problem-solving abilities from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Primary Caregivers' change in depressive symptom severity from baseline 3 month post intervention No
Primary Caregiver's change in perceived mental health from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Primary Caregiver's change in caregiving burden at immediate post-intervention, 1-month post-intervention, 3-month post-intervention No
Primary Caregiver's change in caregiving competence from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Secondary Caregiver's change in family functioning from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Secondary Caregiver's change in perceived social support from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Secondary Caregiver's change in perceived physical health from baseline 3 months post intervention No
Secondary Caregiving-related injuries at immediate post-intervention, 1-month post-intervention, 3-month post-intervention No
Secondary Stroke-related hospital readmission (stroke survivors) at immediate post-intervention, 1-month post-intervention, 3-month post-intervention No
Secondary Placement to residential/nursing care home (stroke survivors) at immediate post-intervention, 1-month post-intervention, 3-month post-intervention No

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