Webnovela for Hispanic Dementia Family Caregivers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02489110|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 2, 2015
Results First Posted : September 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alzheimer's Disease Dementia||Behavioral: Webnovela Behavioral: Information||Not Applicable|
The goal of Webnovela program is to evaluate and develop materials for helping caregivers to cope with caregiving, alleviate related distress, and improve their quality of life.
The investigators are evaluating different materials, which may provide caregiving strategies, practical tips and help to enhance caregivers' skills to deal with demanding tasks of caregiving, alleviate related stress, and improve quality of life.
Research Program Steps:
- Caregivers will be asked some simple questions about themselves and their family members to see if they are eligible for the project (fill out Enrollment Form and Informed Consent).
- A Program survey will be sent, which can be completed online, or returned in a pre-mailed envelope.
- Participants will receive links to online resources, related materials and instructions. The investigators ask participants to access the online resources, read provided brochures and guides, and follow the instructions. Materials are expected to help participants in their caregiver role.
- After completing the program, the second and final survey should be filled out online or returned by pre-mailed envelope.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Webnovela for Hispanic Dementia Family Caregivers|
|Study Start Date :||June 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2016|
Caregivers will watch the Webnovela and read related information. The Webnovela is a short online Telenovela in Spanish, specifically designed for Hispanic caregivers on how to cope with dementia caregiving. A DVD will be available to participants without Internet access.
Active Comparator: Control
Caregivers will be directed to existing web sites, such as NIA Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources in Spanish. Participants will receive related materials in Spanish language.
- Stress on the Perceived Stress Scale [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The "Perceived Stress Scale" measures the overall level of stress. This instrument contains 10 items accessing overall appraisals of stress in the past month. Minimum score (best value)=0. Maximum score (worst value)=40. Higher values represent a worse outcome.
- Caregiver Burden on the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist [ Time Frame: 3 months ]This scale measures the type/number of dementia patients disturbing behaviors, and how much they bother caregivers with 24 items describing possible troublesome behaviors that the patient might evidence in the past month. Caregivers are first asked whether the dementia patient had displayed any of these in the time period, and secondly to rate on a 5-point scale (0=not at all; 4= extremely) how much this "bothered or upset" them. A "conditional bother" score is calculated which is the "upset" or "bother" ratings for only the problematic behavior that occurred. The scale refers to the caregiver. Minimum score (best value)=0. Maximum score (worst value)=4. Higher values represent a worse outcome.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02489110
|United States, California|
|Moffett Field, California, United States, 94035-0128|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruno Kajiyama, MS||Photozig, Inc.|