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"Living Together With Dementia"_Creation and Validation of a Training Program for Family Caregivers of People With Dementia to Live at Home

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03015428
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lia Sousa, Centro Hospitalar De São João, E.P.E.

Brief Summary:
This study aims to experimentally evaluate the training program for family caregivers of people with dementia_"Living together with Dementia."

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia Other: psychoeducation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This study will begin in March 2016, with the initial assessment of family caregivers of people with dementia.

These were recruited through hospital neurology clinic and must comply with a set of pre-established criteria.

It is expected a total of 20 participants in the study (10 in the experimental group and 10 in control group).

Interventions will take place over the months of March and April. The final evaluation is scheduled for late April and the follow up to July 2016.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : October 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Psychoeducation


Give information Teach and train strategies

Other: psychoeducation
Providing knowledge and skills development in family caregivers of people with dementia, through a structured psychoeducational programme

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Caregiver Overload Scale [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
  2. Carers Assessment Satisfaction Index [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
  3. Carers Assessment Difficulties Index [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be primary caregiver of the person with dementia
  • Be able to read and write
  • Carers of peolpe with dementia in initial or moderate stage

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The person with dementia have severe mental pathologies associated

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03015428

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Oporto, Portugal
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centro Hospitalar De São João, E.P.E.
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Principal Investigator: Lia Sousa, Master Centro Hospitalar De São João, E.P.E.
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Responsible Party: Lia Sousa, Principal Investigator, Centro Hospitalar De São João, E.P.E. Identifier: NCT03015428    
Other Study ID Numbers: LTWD1
First Posted: January 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 10, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Keywords provided by Lia Sousa, Centro Hospitalar De São João, E.P.E.:
Family caregivers
training programme
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders