Psychoeducational skill training DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers

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Determinants of Health: Language and culture, Personal health practices and coping skills

Overview

A 12-week tailored CBT skill training program DVD delivered to Chinese American caregivers of persons with dementia was administered and compared to a general education DVD program on dementia.

Primary Source Document

Gallagher-Thompson D, Wang P, Liu W, Cheung V, Peng R., China D, & Thompson L., Effectiveness of a psychoeducational skill training DVD program to reduce stress in Chinese American dementia caregivers: Results of a preliminary study Aging Ment Health:14(3);263-273.

Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

Intervention Focus

Intervention Goal / ObjectiveLevel(s) TargetedEquity Focus
Reduce caregiver stress due to care recipient behaviour.
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.

Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention

Health Promotion

  • Mental Health

Risk Reduction

    • N/A

    Specific Activities of the Intervention

    • Educational health information offered
    • Other training session

    Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery

    Life Stage

    • Adults (age 25-64 years)
    • Seniors (age 65+ years)

    Settings

    Educational Settings

      • N/A

      Community Setting

      • Home

      Outcomes

      Outcomes and Impact Chart
      Level of ImpactDescription of OutcomeEquity Focus
      Individual LevelCaregivers reported less perceived stress and were less bothered by everyday memory and behaviour problems of the care recipient.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
      Individual LevelCaregivers were satisfied that the DVD program had a beneficial impact and that their care recipient improved.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.

      Adaptability

      Implementation History

      • Implemented once (could be a pilot) - The intervention has been implemented once and is theoretically replicable elsewhere.

      Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention

      • No specialized skills required - The Intervention was designed for use/implementation by individuals or groups without highly specialized training. It can be implemented by volunteers, program staff, themselves, etc.

      Are there supports available for implementation

      No.

      Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions

      Yes. There is a booklet that accompanies the DVD program.