Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Dementia Patients (PTC-dementia)

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Florida State University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Alzheimer Disease
Dementia
Caregivers

Treatments

Behavioral: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Other: Control with delayed intervention

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02697721
6AZ09

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to examine if a psycho-educational intervention for caregivers of patients with dementia will decrease caregiver burden, increase caregiver physical activity, and decrease the reporting of behavioral and psychological symptoms of the person with dementia.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Caregiver lives with or provides care for the care recipient for an average of at least 4 hours per day.
  • Care for an individual with a physician diagnosis of dementia (mild to moderate stage of dementia).
  • Care for a care recipient who experiences behavioral symptoms that bother or upset the caregiver moderately, very much, or extremely. The occurrence of problematic behaviors and caregivers' reactions will be assessed with 6-items adapted from the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist (Teri et al 1992).

Exclusion criteria

  • Care for a care recipient who is bed-bound or has advanced dementia: Functional Assessment Staging (FAST)(Sclan & Reisberg 1992) stage 7.
  • Caregiver's cognitive, hearing, visual, or other physical impairments lead to difficulty with informed consent process, assessment, or participation in the intervention.
  • Caregiver who is involved in another trial that addresses caregiver burden or behavioral expressions.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

60 participants in 2 patient groups

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Experimental group
Description:
A 6-week psycho-educational program
Treatment:
Behavioral: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Control group, delayed intervention
Other group
Description:
Control group with delayed intervention
Treatment:
Other: Control with delayed intervention

Trial contacts and locations

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