Acceptability of a guided self-help internet intervention for family caregivers: mastery over dementia

A.M. Pot, M.M. Blom, B.M. Willemse

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Abstract

Background: The number of people with dementia is increasing rapidly. Providing care to a relative or friend with dementia may lead to serious mental health problems. Internet interventions may offer opportunities to improve the availability and accessibility of (cost)effective interventions to reduce family caregivers' psychological distress. This study describes the acceptability of a guided self-help Internet intervention "mastery over dementia" (MoD), aimed at reducing caregivers' psychological distress, in terms of reach, adherence and user evaluation. Methods: The sample for this study is the experimental group that participated in the (cost)effectiveness trial of MoD (N = 149). Data on characteristics of family caregivers and people with dementia, completion and user evaluation were used and analyzed with descriptive statistics, χ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1354
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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