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Determinants of Health: Personal health practices and coping skills
Community consultants are taught behavioral problem-solving strategies, and they, in turn, train family members to use these strategies to reduce depression and anxiety in the person with dementia. Consultants
conduct eight weekly sessions in the participant’s own home for more than 2 months, followed by four monthly phone calls.
Primary Source Document
Teri L, McCurry SM, Logsdon R, Gibbons LE. , Training community consultants to help family members improve dementia care: a randomized controlled trial. Gerontologist. 2005 Dec;45(6):802-11.
Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)
Linda Teri, Ph.D., School of Nursing, University of Washington, 9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 507, Seattle WA 98115-2053.
|Intervention Goal / Objective||Level(s) Targeted||Equity Focus|
|Care recipients would show improved mood, decreased behavioral disturbance, and improved quality of life.||People living in conditions of disadvantage are not explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.|
|Consultants would learn the protocol and be successful in implementing it.||People living in conditions of disadvantage are not explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.|
|Caregivers receiving this intervention would show significant improvement on measures of depression,burden, and stress.||People living in conditions of disadvantage are not 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
- Counselling sessions to those who are at high risk for a chronic disease
- Educational health information offered
- Training offered to deliver the intervention
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||Caregiver burden was significantly reduced post treament.||Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
|Individual Level||Care recipient Quality of Life (QoL) improved.||Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
|Individual Level||Caregiver depression was significantly reduced from baseline to post/follow-up.||Reported outcomes do not distinguish findings specific to people living in conditions of disadvantage.|
- Multiple implementations - Different settings/populations/providers - The intervention showed significant adaptability as it has been implemented in different settings or with different populations or by different provider(s). This can include multiple implementations during the same time period. Each implementation of the intervention must have been substantially the same and must have demonstrated positive results for the primary objectives of the intervention.
Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention
- Requires specialized skills that are easily available within the context - The intervention requires the participation of personnel with advanced skills (e.g. medical doctors, epidemiologists, social workers) but that are easily available within the intervention context.
Are there supports available for implementation
Yes. Training workshops are available for both the STAR and STAR-C program.
Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions