Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Intervention for Stroke Caregivers "TASKII"


Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Primary caregiver (unpaid family member or significant other) of a stroke survivor
- No more than 8 weeks after survivor discharged home
- Plans to be providing care for 1 year or longer
- Access to a telephone
- Willingness to participate in 9 calls from a nurse and 5 data collection interviews at designated study time points

Exclusion Criteria

- Caregiver or survivor age < 21 years
- Caregiver denies that survivor has had a stroke
- Caregiver does not consider him or herself a caregiver, stating that the survivor is not impaired or is the same as before the stroke
- Caregiver has low task difficulty (OCBS task difficulty score < 16)
- Caregiver communication difficulties (e.g., hearing loss)
- Caregiver not fluent in the English language
- Caregiver 6-item MMSE score less than 4
- Survivor residing in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Survivor or caregiver has a terminal illness (e.g., cancer, end of life condition with decreased life expectancy, renal failure requiring dialysis)
- Survivor or caregiver history of hospitalization for alcohol or drug abuse
- Survivor or caregiver history of severe mental illness (e.g., Alzheimer's, dementia, suicidal tendencies, severe untreated depression or manic depressive disorder, schizophrenia)
- Survivor or caregiver pregnancy
- Survivor or caregiver is a prisoner or on house arrest