Evaluation of an Italian educational programme for dementia caregivers: Results of a small-scale pilot study

E. Magni, O. Zanetti, A. Bianchetti, G. Binetti, M. Trabucchi

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Abstract

The study investigates the role of the characteristics of direct caregivers and of their demented relatives in the effectiveness of an educational programme for caregivers. Measures of stress, depression and knowledge of the disease were employed to monitor the effects of an eight-session programme. Variables related to both the caregiver and the patient were significantly related to the degree of improvement during the course. Our conclusion is that the efficacy of educational programmes is related to caregiver-patient interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Dementia
  • Educational programme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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