Coordinating Center for Caregiver Intervention Trial
Procedure: multicomponent psychosocial intervention
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Coordinating Center for Multisite Intervention Trial for Diverse Caregivers|
- multivariate quality of life indicator- assessed caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, self-care, social support and patient problem behaviors. Assessed at six months post-randomization.
- Caregiver clinical depression and patient institutional placement-six months post-randomization.
|Study Start Date:||June 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2004|
The proposed Coordinating Center (CC) will work with five sites and staff from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to implement a multi-site caregiver intervention trial. The overall objective of this research program is to refine and test a multicomponent psychosocial intervention to reduce burden and depression among family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder. This competing renewal will build upon results obtained from its parent multi-site feasibility study, Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) funded by the NIA/NINR as a cooperative agreement (UO1-AG13305). In the study proposed here, five intervention sites (Birmingham, Memphis, Miami, Palo Alto, and Philadelphia) will recruit 600 (120 per site) caregiver-care recipient dyads consisting of equal numbers of African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, and Caucasians/Whites. Caregivers will be randomized to either an in-home multicomponent intervention condition or a standardized information-only control condition.
The Coordinating Center at the University of Pittsburgh will work with the intervention site investigators and the NIA/NINR to support the implementation of the intervention study at each site and to collect and analyze a common database across sites.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00177489
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294-2041|
|United States, California|
|Stanford University and Veterans Affairs|
|Menlo Park, California, United States, 94025|
|United States, Florida|
|University of Miami at Miami, Center on Adult Development and Aging|
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33136|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Thomas Jefferson University at Philadelphia, Center for Applied Research on Aging and Health|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107|
|United States, Tennessee|
|University of Tennessee Health Science Center|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38163|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard Schulz, Ph.D.||Professor of Psychiatry and Director, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh|