EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
Systematic Review of Information and Support Interventions for Caregivers of People with Dementia
Thompson, C. A., Spilsbury, K., et al.
BMC Geriatrics, 7, 18.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials investigating the impact of information or support intervention on caregivers. Although not specific to speech and language treatment, the review addresses education and support-based interventions for carers of individuals with dementia. At this time, there is no evidence that these interventions are uniformly effective.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Caregivers and persons with dementia
Intervention/Assessment: Information and/or support intervention
Number of Studies Included: 44
Years Included: 2003 - 2005
This systematic review of randomized controlled trials found little evidence for the effectiveness of information and support-based interventions for caregivers of people with dementia.
Keywords: Patient/Family Education, Dementia
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Added to Compendium: March 2012