Development of Therapeutic Intervention for Sleep in Alzheimer/Caregiver Dyads (BEST-Sleep)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02506374
Recruitment Status :
(Never able to get any subjects enrolled)
This non-intervention qualitative study will use focus groups to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a proposed intervention for a future study. The focus group will discuss a potential biobehavioral family self-management intervention designed to improve sleep in persons with Alzheimer's disease (PAD) and their caregivers (CG).
Condition or disease
Approximately 16 caregivers of home-based PAD/CG dyads (person with Alzheimer's disease/caregiver dyads) will be recruited from the community. A series of two audiotaped focus groups will be conducted with these caregiver participants. The first focus group will explore perspectives on what constitutes a feasible and acceptable intervention to improve their sleep and associated symptoms. The second focus group will consist of follow up and confirmation of findings from the first focus group. The intervention will be developed and refined based upon focus group findings.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Caregivers of home-based PAD/CG dyads (person with Alzheimer's disease/caregiver dyads) will be recruited from the community
screen positive on the PROMIS sleep disturbance and associated symptoms measures
be a caregiver within a PAD/CG dyad
agree to be audiotaped during focus group participation
be at least 18 years of age
they negative on the PROMIS sleep disturbance and associated symptoms measures,
are not a caregiver within a PAD/CG dyad,
do not speak/understand English,
refuse to take part in audiotaping of the focus groups,