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Respite care for people with dementia and their carers

  1. Nicola Maayan1,
  2. Karla Soares-Weiser1,
  3. Helen Lee2,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004396.pub3


How to Cite

Maayan N, Soares-Weiser K, Lee H. Respite care for people with dementia and their carers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004396. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004396.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Enhance Reviews Ltd, Wantage, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

*Helen Lee, Hidcote, Radley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX14 3BL, UK. helencharlottelee@yahoo.co.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 16 JAN 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 1 Caregiver Burden.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 2 Hamilton-Depression.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 3 Hamilton-Anxiety.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 4 Brief Symptom Inventory.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 5 Affective Support.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Respite care versus no respite care, Outcome 6 Confidant Support.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 1 Perceived Stress Scale.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 2 Center for Epidemiological Studies - Depression Scale.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 3 Penn State Worry Questionnaire.
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 4 SF-36 Mental component summary.
[Analysis 2.5]
Analysis 2.5. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 5 SF-36 Physical component summary.
[Analysis 2.6]
Analysis 2.6. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 6 Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.
[Analysis 2.7]
Analysis 2.7. Comparison 2 Respite care versus polarity therapy, Outcome 7 Quality of Life - AD.