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Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life.
Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 2019; 34(4):236-246AJ

Abstract

The present study examined the effects of a telephone-based cognitive behavioral intervention on dementia caregivers' quality of life (QoL). A total of 273 caregivers were randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. The intervention comprised 12 telephone sessions of individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) over 6 months. At baseline, postintervention, and 6-month follow-up, QoL was assessed with the World Health Organization QoL-BREF, which measures perceived QoL for the domains physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment as well as overall QoL and satisfaction with general health. Intention-to-treat analyses using latent change models were performed. At postintervention, intervention group participants reported better overall QoL and satisfaction with general health as well as better physical and psychological health compared to control group participants. Together with existing evidence, the results suggest that the telephone CBT intervention does not only reduce impairments but also fosters improvements in health-related QoL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Department of Counseling and Clinical Intervention, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany. Franziska Meichsner and Nils F. Töpfer contributed equally to this work.1 Department of Counseling and Clinical Intervention, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany. Franziska Meichsner and Nils F. Töpfer contributed equally to this work.2 Institute of Psychology, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany.2 Institute of Psychology, University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany.1 Department of Counseling and Clinical Intervention, Institute of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30636429

Citation

Meichsner, Franziska, et al. "Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, vol. 34, no. 4, 2019, pp. 236-246.
Meichsner F, Töpfer NF, Reder M, et al. Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2019;34(4):236-246.
Meichsner, F., Töpfer, N. F., Reder, M., Soellner, R., & Wilz, G. (2019). Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 34(4), pp. 236-246. doi:10.1177/1533317518822100.
Meichsner F, et al. Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2019;34(4):236-246. PubMed PMID: 30636429.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Improves Dementia Caregivers' Quality of Life. AU - Meichsner,Franziska, AU - Töpfer,Nils F, AU - Reder,Maren, AU - Soellner,Renate, AU - Wilz,Gabriele, Y1 - 2019/01/13/ PY - 2019/1/15/pubmed PY - 2019/1/15/medline PY - 2019/1/15/entrez KW - cognitive behavioral therapy KW - family caregiving KW - quality of life KW - telephone intervention SP - 236 EP - 246 JF - American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias JO - Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen VL - 34 IS - 4 N2 - The present study examined the effects of a telephone-based cognitive behavioral intervention on dementia caregivers' quality of life (QoL). A total of 273 caregivers were randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. The intervention comprised 12 telephone sessions of individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) over 6 months. At baseline, postintervention, and 6-month follow-up, QoL was assessed with the World Health Organization QoL-BREF, which measures perceived QoL for the domains physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment as well as overall QoL and satisfaction with general health. Intention-to-treat analyses using latent change models were performed. At postintervention, intervention group participants reported better overall QoL and satisfaction with general health as well as better physical and psychological health compared to control group participants. Together with existing evidence, the results suggest that the telephone CBT intervention does not only reduce impairments but also fosters improvements in health-related QoL. SN - 1938-2731 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30636429/Telephone_Based_Cognitive_Behavioral_Intervention_Improves_Dementia_Caregivers'_Quality_of_Life_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1533317518822100?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -