Education Program for Family Caregivers

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barbara Nunley, PhD, CAMC Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00764647
First received: October 1, 2008
Last updated: December 4, 2012
Last verified: December 2012

October 1, 2008
December 4, 2012
March 2006
September 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
hardiness [ Time Frame: pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention, six-month post-intervention, and twelve-month post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00764647 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
knowledge of caregiving, quality of life, physical health, depressive symptoms, burden, and coping [ Time Frame: pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention, six-month post-intervention, and twelve-month post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Education Program for Family Caregivers
Evaluation of Education Program for Family Caregivers of Frail Elders

The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of an educational program designed to assist family caregivers to learn the knowledge and skills to take better care of their frail elder relatives and themselves.

Spouses, children, and other family members typically care for frail elderly persons. These family caregivers attempt to provide care for their relative in the home, despite the potential for excessive stress to themselves. This care may extend over many years, involving unrelenting management of their relative, which puts the caregiver at risk for the development of physical and mental health consequences. The stress of caring for a frail elder may result in the institutionalization of the care receiver due to declining health or abilities in the caregiver as caregivers frequently continue to provide care at the expense of their own health. The goal of the education program is to fill an important need, that is, assist caregivers to become empowered, hardier, and have the ability to cope with the stress associated with caregiving. The aim is to investigate whether this educational intervention improves selected outcomes for family caregivers of frail elders. The selected outcomes are knowledge of caregiving, hardiness, quality of life, physical health, depressive symptoms, burden, and coping.

Interventional
Not Provided
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stress
Behavioral: Education program for family caregivers of frail elders
Family caregiver participants in the educational program will receive an educational course presented by the investigator that focuses on the care of the frail elder and themselves. The course will involve four to five consecutive weekly sessions, each 2 1/2 to 3 hours long. The educational program will be offered biannually, spring and fall seasons.
Experimental: Single arm
Experimental study where an educational course is evaluated to determine its effect on caregivers of frail elders' hardiness, depressive symptomatology, caregiver burden, quality of life, coping, and demographic data.
Intervention: Behavioral: Education program for family caregivers of frail elders

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
42
May 2013
September 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • family member participating in care of a frail elder (60 years and older)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to speak or read English (materials are written in English)
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00764647
06-02-1779
No
Barbara Nunley, PhD, CAMC Health System
CAMC Health System
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Barbara L Nunley, PhD, RN West Virginia University School of Nursing
CAMC Health System
December 2012

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