The effects of a support group on dementia caregivers' burden and depression

Hsin Chu, Chyn-Yng Yang, Yen Hsueh Liao, Lu-I Chang, Chiung Hua Chen, Chun Chieh Lin, Kuei-Ru Chou

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Objective: The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of a support group on depression levels and burden among dementia caregivers in Taiwan. Method: An experimental, pre-intervention postintervention control group design was used in this study. The experimental group received intervention consisting of a 12-week support group for dementia caregivers. A total of 85 subjects were evaluated before intervention, after intervention, and at 1-month follow-up. Results: (a) The depression level of participants in the experimental group was significantly decreased after the intervention and at 1-month follow-up. (b) There was no significant difference in caregiver's burden after the support group intervention and 1-month follow-up. Discussion: The improvement in dementia caregivers' depression levels shows that the support group was effective for reducing caregivers' depression although not effective for relieving their burden of care.
頁(從 - 到)228-241
期刊Journal of Aging and Health
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 老年病學和老年學
  • 老年學
  • 社區和家庭護理


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