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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152190
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disease Management Program for Families of Dementia Sufferers
Abstract:
Disease Management Program for Families of Dementia Sufferers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chien, Wai-Tong, PhD, MPhil, RMN
P.I. Institution Name:The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title:Associate Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] This study tested the effectiveness of the Dementia Family Management Program for Chinese families caring for a relative with dementia on caregivers' and patients' health outcomes over a 18-month follow-up. Studies demonstrate that family-centered intervention for dementia sufferers is essential and effective. However, little is known about the effects of such interventions for family members, particularly in non-Western populations. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 90 families of dementia sufferers in two dementia care centers in Hong Kong. They were assigned randomly to either the disease management program or routine dementia care. Patients' symptoms and institutionalization, and caregivers' quality of life, burden and social support at recruitment and 12 and 18 months after intervention, were compared between the two study groups. The results show that the families in the disease management program reported significantly greater improvements in patients' symptoms and institutionalization, and caregivers' quality of life and burden at follow-ups, compared with the control group. These findings provide evidence that the family program can improve psychosocial functioning of Chinese dementia sufferers and their caregivers. Further research is recommended to explore its therapeutic components and investigate its universality in families with different socio-economic backgrounds and across cultures.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisease Management Program for Families of Dementia Sufferersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152190-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Disease Management Program for Families of Dementia Sufferers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chien, Wai-Tong, PhD, MPhil, RMN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Chinese University of Hong Kong</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wtchien@cuhk.edu.hk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] This study tested the effectiveness of the Dementia Family Management Program for Chinese families caring for a relative with dementia on caregivers' and patients' health outcomes over a 18-month follow-up. Studies demonstrate that family-centered intervention for dementia sufferers is essential and effective. However, little is known about the effects of such interventions for family members, particularly in non-Western populations. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 90 families of dementia sufferers in two dementia care centers in Hong Kong. They were assigned randomly to either the disease management program or routine dementia care. Patients' symptoms and institutionalization, and caregivers' quality of life, burden and social support at recruitment and 12 and 18 months after intervention, were compared between the two study groups. The results show that the families in the disease management program reported significantly greater improvements in patients' symptoms and institutionalization, and caregivers' quality of life and burden at follow-ups, compared with the control group. These findings provide evidence that the family program can improve psychosocial functioning of Chinese dementia sufferers and their caregivers. Further research is recommended to explore its therapeutic components and investigate its universality in families with different socio-economic backgrounds and across cultures.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:27:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:27:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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