Duane S Bishop

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OBJECTIVES: To examine the preliminary efficacy of Family Intervention: Telephone Tracking-Dementia (FITT-D), a multi-component intervention that is delivered in 23 telephone contacts over 12 months. METHOD: Thirty-three dementia caregivers were randomly assigned to receive either FITT-D (n =16) or standard care (n =17) using urn randomization to balance(More)
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the factors associated with depression in informal caregivers of HIV-infected persons. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between depression and caregiver burden among informal caregivers of HIV-infected individuals. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using baseline data from an ongoing randomized trial of a(More)
This article describes the development and validation of the McMaster Clinical Rating Scale (MCRS). The MCRS is a 7-item scale designed to be completed by a trained rater after completion of an in-depth interview of the family. We present data from four new studies and review previously published articles concerning the reliability, validity, and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Major depression is significantly influenced by the family environment of the depressed patient. In order to explore how family functioning relates to this illness, the authors examined changes in family functioning over a 1-year course of major depression. METHOD Subjective (Family Assessment Device) and objective (McMaster Clinical Rating(More)
To determine if a telephone support behavioral intervention improves depressive symptoms among HIV positive outpatients, we enrolled 177 persons with Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores scores of ≥10. Participants were randomized to receive up to 12 scheduled psycho-educational calls over 6 months or to an assessment-only control condition. Co-enrolled(More)
Family caregivers of individuals with dementia are at heightened risk for emotional and mental health problems. Many caregivers do not seek assistance or become isolated in their caregiving role. Multi-component interventions have demonstrated efficacy for reducing emotional distress and burden, although these approaches are potentially costly and are not(More)
The relationship between family functioning and dementia caregiving is complex. The present study examined the interrelationships between family functioning, caregiver burden, and patient characteristics. Participants were 72 live-in, family caregivers of patients with mild (n = 47) or moderate dementia (n = 25). Caregivers completed measures of burden,(More)
Despite the increasing attention to caregivers of HIV patients, no previous study has systematically investigated the effects of the relationship quality between an HIV patient and their caregiver. The present study assessed 176 dyads consisting of an HIV-infected patient and their self-identified 'caregiver'. Relationship quality was measured by the Family(More)