The effect of a structured intervention on caregivers of patients with dementia and problem behaviors: a randomized controlled pilot study.

@article{Nobili2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of a structured intervention on caregivers of patients with dementia and problem behaviors: a randomized controlled pilot study.},
  author={Alessandro Nobili and Emma Riva and Mauro Tettamanti and Ugo da Lucca and Mariarosaria Liscio and Bianca Petrucci and Gabriella Salvini Porro},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={75-82}
}
The objective was to assess the effect of a structured intervention on caregiver stress and the institutionalization rate of patients with dementia and problem behaviors. Caregivers contacting the Federazione Alzheimer Italia (AI) to receive help, advice, or information in relation to problem behaviors of outpatients were enrolled. Eligible caregiver-patient dyads were randomized to receive either a structured intervention or the counseling AI usually provides (control group). After basal… CONTINUE READING
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