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Determinants of Health: Language and culture, Personal health practices and coping skills
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)
|Intervention Goal / Objective||Level(s) Targeted||Equity Focus|
|Reduce caregiver stress due to care recipient behaviour.||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
- Mental Health
Specific Activities of the Intervention
- Educational health information offered
- Other training session
Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery
- Adults (age 25-64 years)
- Seniors (age 65+ years)
|Outcomes and Impact Chart|
|Level of Impact||Description of Outcome||Equity Focus|
|Individual Level||Caregivers 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 Level||Caregivers 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.|
- 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
Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions
Yes. There is a booklet that accompanies the DVD program.