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The impact of assistive technology on burden and psychological well-being in informal caregivers of people with dementia (ATTILA Study)

Davies, Anna, Brini, Stefano, Hirani, Shashivadan, Gathercole, Rebecca, Forsyth, Kirsty, Henderson, Catherine, Bradley, Rosie, Davies, Lucy, Dunk, Barbara, Harper, Emma, Lam, Natalie, Pank, Lynn, Leroi, Iracema, Woolham, John, Fox, Chris, O'Brien, John, Bateman, Andrew, Poland, Fiona, Bentham, Pete, Burns, Alistar, Gray, Richard, Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215, Talbot, Emma, Hooper, Emma, Winson, Rachel, Scutt, Bethany, Ordonez, Victoria, Nunn, Samantha, Lavelle, Grace, Howard, Robert and Newman, Stanton (2020) The impact of assistive technology on burden and psychological well-being in informal caregivers of people with dementia (ATTILA Study). Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, 6 (1). ISSN 2352-8737

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Identification Number: 10.1002/trc2.12064

Abstract

Introduction: Assistive technology and telecare (ATT) may alleviate psychological burden in informal caregivers of people with dementia. This study assessed the impact of ATT on informal caregivers’ burden and psychological well-being. Methods: Individuals with dementia and their informal caregivers were recruited to a randomized-controlled trial assessing effectiveness of ATT. Caregivers were allocated to two groups according to their cared-for person's randomization to a full or basic package of ATT and were assessed on caregiver burden, state anxiety, and depression. Caregivers’ data from three assessments over 6 months of the trial were analyzed. Results: No significant between- or within-group differences at any time point on caregivers’ burden, anxiety, and depression levels were found. Discussion: Full ATT for people with dementia did not impact caregivers’ psychological outcomes compared to basic ATT. The length of follow up was restricted to 6 months.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journ...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106602

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