Caregiver Intervention Database

Clinical assessment & management of caregiver stress (Baldwin)

Miscellaneous

Clinical assessment and management of family caregiver stress, comparing educative/ didactic vs. psychotherapeutic/ support. 8 weekly 2-hr group sessions

Creating avenues for relative empowerment (Li)

Miscellaneous

Pilot study 1) educational component (based on self-regulation theory) consisted of audiotaped information to facilitate forming a clear, unambiguous cognitive schema about expectations in their hospitalized elders to guide emotional and behavioral responses. 2) mutual agreement contract component (based on role theory): after listening to audiotape, family cgs select 2/5 possible dysfunctional symptoms (based on needs, preferences) to focus on in providing care, with the goal being empowerment . 3.) Phase II audiotape reinforced the critical content of the initial audiotape and provided additional information for follow-up care.

Couple-Oriented Education and Support Intervention for Osteoarthritis (Martire)

Miscellaneous

A group education and support intervention that consisted of six weekly 2-hr sessions attended by older individuals with OA and their spouses, based on the format of the Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) developed by Lorig and colleagues.

Caring for others Pilot Study (Marziali)

Miscellaneous

Caring for Others pilot study was a 10-session, manual-guided video-conference therapist-led psychosocial support group, followed by 12 online sessions facilitated by group member. Based on psychosocial, lifespan perspective, included: training, computer access and password-protected disease website/ chat/ discussion, online (manual-guided) support group. The aim was to provide therapeutic support by helping members understand how personal styles for regulating emotions and processing information either advanced or thwarted caregiving role functions.

Psychosocial Intervention for HIV/AIDS Caregivers (Pakenham)

Miscellaneous

In-home sessions (8 weekly, 1.5 hr sessions) with psychologist for both intervention groups (DI and CI), which were based on reciprocal determinism concept of caring dyads. Dyadic intervention (DI): eclectic, leaning toward structured problem solving approach using psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral intervention techniques, also Rogerian (client-centered) therapy. Techniques varied by needs. Also had smaller caregiver intervention (CI) group.

Health education groups for caregivers (Toseland)

Miscellaneous

Eight weekly sessions and 10 monthly follow-up sessions focused on coping, education and support. Groups taught coping strategies and education about resources for support, also provided support.

PST for Family Caregivers of Persons with Recent-Onset Spinal Cord Injuries (Elliott)

Miscellaneous

3 face-to-face problem solving training sessions, educational materials, telephone contacts as requested for 1 year

Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (Melnyk)

Miscellaneous

four-phase educational-behavioral intervention program

PST for Family Caregivers of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries (Rivera)

Miscellaneous

Problem-solving training program to lower depression, health complaints, and burden, and increase well-being reported by community-residing family caregivers of persons with TBI's.

PST for Family Caregivers of Women with Disabilities (Elliott)

Miscellaneous

Caregivers who received PST reported a significant linear decrease in depression over time and displayed an increase in constructive problem-solving styles

Care Transitions (Coleman)

Miscellaneous

The goal of this program is to improve care transitions by providing patients and their caregivers with tools and support to encourage them to more actively participate in transitions from hospital to home.

Caring for You, Caring for Me - 2nd Edition

Miscellaneous

This 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules, addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of each other's perspective on what it means to be a caregiver.

Project Focus

Miscellaneous

Project FOCUS is an individualized problem-solving intervention provided to family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries to benefit caregivers and their care recipients.

The Guided Care Program for Families and Friends

Miscellaneous

The Guided Care Program for Families and Friends (GCPFF) is one component of "Guided Care" (GC), a model of primary care for chronically ill older adults that is facilitated by a registered nurse who has completed a supplemental educational curriculum. The GCPFF melds support for family caregivers with the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive chronic care and seeks to improve the health and well-being of both patients and their family caregivers.

TCARE®: Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral®

Miscellaneous

TCARE® (Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral®) is an evidence-based, six step care management program developed in 2007 by Dr. Rhonda JV Montgomery and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. TCARE® provides care managers with an efficient way to triage resources and available support services within a community to effectively address caregivers needs.