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Peer support for family carers of people with dementia, alone or in combination with group reminiscence in a factorial design: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Charlesworth, Georgina, Burnell, Karen, Beecham, Jennifer, Hoare, Zoë, Hoe, Juanita, Wenborn, Jennifer, Knapp, Martin R J., Russell, Ian, Woods, Bob, Orrell, Martin and others. (2011) Peer support for family carers of people with dementia, alone or in combination with group reminiscence in a factorial design: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12 (205). ISSN 1745-6215. (doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-205) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:32417)

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Abstract

Background

Peer support interventions can improve carer wellbeing and interventions that engage both the carer and person with dementia can have significant mutual benefits. Existing research has been criticised for inadequate rigour of design or reporting. This paper describes the protocol for a complex trial that evaluates one-to-one peer support and a group reminiscence programme, both separately and together, in a factorial design.

Design

A 2 × 2 factorial multi-site randomised controlled trial of individual peer support and group reminiscence interventions for family carers and people with dementia in community settings in England, addressing both effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Discussion

The methods described in this protocol have implications for research into psychosocial interventions, particularly complex interventions seeking to test both individual and group approaches.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-205
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Jane Dennett
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32417 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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