Study protocol of a telephone problem-solving intervention for Spanish-speaking caregivers of veterans post-stroke: an 8-session investigator-blinded, two-arm parallel (intervention vs usual care), randomized clinical trial
This study tests the impact of a telephone and online problem-solving intervention for Spanish-speaking stroke caregivers on caregiver outcomes.METHODS: The design is a two-arm parallel randomized clinical trial with repeated measures. We will enroll 290 caregivers from 3 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. Participants randomized into the intervention arm receive a problem-solving intervention that uses telephone and online education and care management tools on the previously developed and nationally available RESCUE en Español Caregiver website. In the usual care group, participants receive the information and/or support caregivers of veterans with stroke normally receive through existing VA resources (e.g., stroke-related information and support). The primary outcome is change in caregiver's depressive symptoms at 1- and 12-weeks post-intervention. Secondary outcomes include changes in stroke caregivers' burden, self-efficacy, problem-solving, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and veterans' functional abilities. We will also determine the budgetary impact, the acceptability of the intervention and participation barriers and facilitators for Spanish-speaking stroke caregivers.DISCUSSION: This is an ongoing study. It is the first known randomized controlled trial testing the effect of a telephone and online problem-solving intervention in Spanish for caregivers of veterans post-stroke. If successful, findings will support an evidence-based model that can be tra...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: I Magaly Freytes Magda K Schmitzberger Naiomi Rivera-Rivera Janet Lopez Keryl Motta-Valencia Samuel S Wu Tatiana Orozco Jennifer Hale-Gallardo Nathaniel Eliazar-Macke Jennifer H LeLaurin Constance R Uphold Source Type: research
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