Effect of multicomponent interventions on caregiver burden and depression: The REACH multisite initiative at 6-month follow-up Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Caregivers
  • Cost of Illness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Stress, Psychological

abstract

  • Meta-analysis was used to examine pooled parameter estimates of 9 active compared with 6 control conditions of the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) project at 6 months on caregiver burden and depressive symptoms. Associations of caregiver characteristics and outcomes were examined. For burden, active interventions were superior to control conditions (p = .022). Also, active interventions were superior to control conditions for women versus men and for caregivers with lower education versus those with higher education. For depressive symptoms, a statistically significant association of group assignment was found for Miami's family therapy and computer technology intervention (p = .034). Also, active interventions were superior to control conditions for Hispanics, nonspouses, and caregivers with lower education. Results suggest interventions should be multicomponent and tailored.

publication date

  • September 2003

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2583061

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0882-7974.18.3.361

PubMed ID

  • 14518800

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 361

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 18

number

  • 3