To evaluate the impact of a dementia Carer Education Programme on carer quality of life (QoL), burden, and well-being.
Single group before-after intervention study.
The group was subdivided by perceived status post-programme for intragroup analysis.
Hospital memory clinic.
Convenience sample of 32 dementia carers.
Eight weekly 2 h education and support sessions run by a psychogeriatric clinical team.
Measures, Pre-programme and 6 months post-programme data were obtained.
Measures included individually perceived QoL, burden, well-being, managing problem behaviour, appraisal of social support, knowledge of dementia, and perception of the programme.
Patients were characterized in terms of cognition, behaviour disturbance and functional status.
Twelve carers reported their situation post-programme as'better'12 as'worse'and four as'no change'There were no significant baseline differences.
For'better/no change'carers the only significant change over time was increased knowledge about dementia.
For'worse'carers knowledge also increased, but there was evidence of poorer QoL, increased burden, a poorer appraisal of social support, and increased patient behaviour disturbance.
Only patient behaviour disturbance significantly discriminated'no changejbetter'from'worse'carers (F=4.08, p=0.055). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Aidant, Démence, Trouble comportement, Bien être psychologique, Stress, Qualité vie, Milieu familial, Personne âgée, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Caregiver, Dementia, Behavioral disorder, Psychological well being, Stress, Quality of life, Family environment, Elderly, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0299223
Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 16/11/1999.