Research Chair in Nursing Care for Seniors and Their Families.
Implementation and effects of an individual stress management intervention for family caregivers of an elderly relative living at home: A mixed research design†
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 427–441, October 2006
How to Cite
Ducharme, F., Lebel, P., Lachance, L. and Trudeau, D. (2006), Implementation and effects of an individual stress management intervention for family caregivers of an elderly relative living at home: A mixed research design. Res. Nurs. Health, 29: 427–441. doi: 10.1002/nur.20152
This project was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through its interdisciplinary health research TEAM program.
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUN 2006
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- home care;
- stress management intervention;
- family caregivers;
- case managers;
- mixed research design
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the implementation and effects of a stress management intervention for family caregivers of elderly persons. The intervention was implemented through an action research design with the collaboration of case managers working in community health centers. A total of 81 caregivers participated in the study. The quasi-experimental design used to test the effects of the intervention showed significant effects on perceived challenge associated with caregiver role, control by self, use of social support, and use of problem solving. Qualitative data demonstrate caregiver empowerment with respect to the caregiving role. This study illustrates the relevance of using a mixed research design in order to provide evidence for changes in practice. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 29: 427–441, 2006