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A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers' quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Little is known about the longitudinal effects of training programs on family caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms over time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based caregiver training program on HRQoL and depressive symptoms for family caregivers of older persons with dementia.

METHODS

Outcomes (caregivers' HRQoL and depressive symptoms) were assessed before the training program (baseline), and at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months afterwards. HRQoL was measured using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Survey, Taiwan version. Depressive symptoms were measured using the Chinese version Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale.

RESULTS

Family caregivers who received the individualized home-based training program had better health outcomes in bodily pain (b = 12.37, p < 0.013), role disability due to emotional problems (b = 17.74, p < 0.013), vitality (b = 12.40, p < 0.001), better mental summary score (b = 5.14, p < 0.003), and decreased risk for depression (odds ratio = 0.15, confidence interval = 0.04-0.65, p < 0.013) than those in the control group during the 6 months following the training program.

CONCLUSION

Our home-based caregiver training program improved caregivers' HRQoL, especially role limitations due to emotional problems, and decreased their risk for depression.

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    School of Nursing, Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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    MeSH

    Aged
    Aged, 80 and over
    Caregivers
    Consumer Behavior
    Dementia
    Depressive Disorder
    Education, Nonprofessional
    Female
    Health Status
    Humans
    Male
    Program Evaluation
    Quality of Life
    Risk Factors
    Taiwan

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Randomized Controlled Trial
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22778053

    Citation

    Kuo, Li-Min, et al. "A Home-based Training Program Improves Taiwanese Family Caregivers' Quality of Life and Decreases Their Risk for Depression: a Randomized Controlled Trial." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 28, no. 5, 2013, pp. 504-13.
    Kuo LM, Huang HL, Huang HL, et al. A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers' quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013;28(5):504-13.
    Kuo, L. M., Huang, H. L., Huang, H. L., Liang, J., Chiu, Y. C., Chen, S. T., ... Shyu, Y. I. (2013). A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers' quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(5), pp. 504-13. doi:10.1002/gps.3853.
    Kuo LM, et al. A Home-based Training Program Improves Taiwanese Family Caregivers' Quality of Life and Decreases Their Risk for Depression: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013;28(5):504-13. PubMed PMID: 22778053.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers' quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial. AU - Kuo,Li-Min, AU - Huang,Huei-Ling, AU - Huang,Hsiu-Li, AU - Liang,Jersey, AU - Chiu,Yi-Chen, AU - Chen,Sien-Tsong, AU - Kwok,Yam-Ting, AU - Hsu,Wen-Chuin, AU - Shyu,Yea-Ing L, Y1 - 2012/07/09/ PY - 2011/09/27/received PY - 2012/06/08/accepted PY - 2012/7/11/entrez PY - 2012/7/11/pubmed PY - 2013/9/14/medline SP - 504 EP - 13 JF - International journal of geriatric psychiatry JO - Int J Geriatr Psychiatry VL - 28 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the longitudinal effects of training programs on family caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms over time. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based caregiver training program on HRQoL and depressive symptoms for family caregivers of older persons with dementia. METHODS: Outcomes (caregivers' HRQoL and depressive symptoms) were assessed before the training program (baseline), and at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months afterwards. HRQoL was measured using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Survey, Taiwan version. Depressive symptoms were measured using the Chinese version Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. RESULTS: Family caregivers who received the individualized home-based training program had better health outcomes in bodily pain (b = 12.37, p < 0.013), role disability due to emotional problems (b = 17.74, p < 0.013), vitality (b = 12.40, p < 0.001), better mental summary score (b = 5.14, p < 0.003), and decreased risk for depression (odds ratio = 0.15, confidence interval = 0.04-0.65, p < 0.013) than those in the control group during the 6 months following the training program. CONCLUSION: Our home-based caregiver training program improved caregivers' HRQoL, especially role limitations due to emotional problems, and decreased their risk for depression. SN - 1099-1166 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22778053/A_home_based_training_program_improves_Taiwanese_family_caregivers'_quality_of_life_and_decreases_their_risk_for_depression:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.3853 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -