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Intervention Protocol

Efficacy and experiences of telephone counselling for informal carers of people with dementia

  1. Sabine Lins1,*,
  2. Gerta Rücker1,
  3. Edith Motschall1,
  4. Gero Langer2,
  5. Gerd Antes1,
  6. Gabriele Meyer3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009126


How to Cite

Lins S, Rücker G, Motschall E, Langer G, Antes G, Meyer G. Efficacy and experiences of telephone counselling for informal carers of people with dementia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009126. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009126.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, German Cochrane Centre, Freiburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Health and Nursing Science, German Center for Evidence-based Nursing, Halle/Saale, Germany

  3. 3

    Witten/Herdecke University, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, Witten, Germany

*Sabine Lins, German Cochrane Centre, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Berliner Allee 29, Freiburg, 79110, Germany. lins@cochrane.de.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

This review focuses on three main objectives:

1) Quantitative review of the efficacy of telephone counselling for carers of people with dementia.

2) Synthesis of qualitative studies to explore carers’ experiences of receiving telephone counselling.

3) Integration of the first and second objective to identify aspects of the intervention that are valued and working well, as well as those interventional components which should be improved or redesigned.

In general, the nature and quality of the evidence available will be indicated, so that practitioners and researchers can get an up-to-date overview.