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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160001
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Intervention Fidelity Assessment: Self-Care and Caregiving
Abstract:
Intervention Fidelity Assessment: Self-Care and Caregiving
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Teel, Cynthia, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 4043, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Co-Authors:M.H. Leenerts, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Background and Purpose: Informal caregiving is often stressful. Family caregivers may feel they have little time for self-care, in spite of the importance of personal health to the successful navigation of caregiving roles. Self-Care TALK (SCT) is a theory-based intervention designed to support the health of older spouse caregivers. SCT consists of 6 weekly, 30-minute telephone sessions, each focusing on an element of health particularly relevant to older caregivers. Although session content is structured, it also is individualized for each caregiver. The purpose of this analysis was to assess intervention fidelity for treatment group participants in an ongoing, randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of SCT in modifying strain and promoting health among older, spouse caregivers of stroke survivors. Methods: Intervention protocol and training documents were analyzed using criteria from a comprehensive model of treatment fidelity that includes: assessment of study design; interventionist training; and treatment delivery, receipt, and enactment. Individual session records were audited for adherence to protocol (delivery), participant understanding of session content (receipt), and use of session information (enactment). Results: Study documents, i.e., the narrative text of study background and protocol, and the interventionist training manual, included the general protocol for all sessions and session-specific information such as theoretical background, objectives, rationale, key content areas, and sample script. Interventionist training included review of the underlying theory for SCT, role-playing, and supervised practice sessions. Individual SCT sessions (n=36) with older (mean age 64.3 years, range 55-81 years) spouse caregivers (n=6) were delivered as intended according to the specified dosing parameters. Study participants gave multiple examples of how they understood session information and how they were already using the self-care ideas to promote their health. Conclusions: The SCT intervention is structured around specific content areas, yet the intervention can be individualized for each participant. SCT can be implemented as intended for older spouse caregivers of stroke survivors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntervention Fidelity Assessment: Self-Care and Caregivingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160001-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Intervention Fidelity Assessment: Self-Care and Caregiving</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Teel, Cynthia, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 4043, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cteel@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.H. Leenerts, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background and Purpose: Informal caregiving is often stressful. Family caregivers may feel they have little time for self-care, in spite of the importance of personal health to the successful navigation of caregiving roles. Self-Care TALK (SCT) is a theory-based intervention designed to support the health of older spouse caregivers. SCT consists of 6 weekly, 30-minute telephone sessions, each focusing on an element of health particularly relevant to older caregivers. Although session content is structured, it also is individualized for each caregiver. The purpose of this analysis was to assess intervention fidelity for treatment group participants in an ongoing, randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of SCT in modifying strain and promoting health among older, spouse caregivers of stroke survivors. Methods: Intervention protocol and training documents were analyzed using criteria from a comprehensive model of treatment fidelity that includes: assessment of study design; interventionist training; and treatment delivery, receipt, and enactment. Individual session records were audited for adherence to protocol (delivery), participant understanding of session content (receipt), and use of session information (enactment). Results: Study documents, i.e., the narrative text of study background and protocol, and the interventionist training manual, included the general protocol for all sessions and session-specific information such as theoretical background, objectives, rationale, key content areas, and sample script. Interventionist training included review of the underlying theory for SCT, role-playing, and supervised practice sessions. Individual SCT sessions (n=36) with older (mean age 64.3 years, range 55-81 years) spouse caregivers (n=6) were delivered as intended according to the specified dosing parameters. Study participants gave multiple examples of how they understood session information and how they were already using the self-care ideas to promote their health. Conclusions: The SCT intervention is structured around specific content areas, yet the intervention can be individualized for each participant. SCT can be implemented as intended for older spouse caregivers of stroke survivors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:31:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:31:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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