Cognitive and Health Benefits of Expressive Writing for Family Caregivers Under Stress
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00303147|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2006 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 15, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress, Psychological Anxiety||Behavioral: Expressive Writing||Phase 1|
A significant and growing need exists to support caregivers of older adults with dementia, including methods of support that are easily implemented and targeted at caregivers who can not access multicomponent interventions. The current intervention examines the efficacy of one such approach: expressive writing (EW).
We are examining the efficacy of EW, in terms of its ability to reduce stress, enhance cognition, and improve well-being, by comparing it to two control conditions: objective writing about how caregivers spend their time (time management; TM) and objective writing about non-personal historical events (history writing; HW).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||May 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2005|
- General Health Questionnaire
- Impact of Events Scale
- Zarit Burden Interview (short form)
- California Verbal Learning Test
- Ruff 2 & 7 Selective Attention Test
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00303147
|University of Toronto|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1V6|
|Principal Investigator:||Corey S Mackenzie, Ph.D.||University of Toronto|
|Principal Investigator:||Lynn Hasher, Ph.D.||University of Toronto|
|Principal Investigator:||David Goldstein, Ph.D.||University of Toronto|