The impact of assistive technology on burden and psychological well‐being in informal caregivers of people with dementia (ATTILA Study)

Davies, Anna, Brini, Stefano, Hirani, Shashivadan, Gathercole, Rebecca, Forsyth, Kirsty, Henderson, Catherine, Bradley, Rosie, Davies, Lucy, Dunk, Barbara, Harper, Emma, Lam, Natalie, Pank, Lynn, Leroi, Iracema, Woolham, John, Fox, Chris, O'Brien, John, Bateman, Andrew, Poland, Fiona, Bentham, Pete, Burns, Alistar, Gray, Richard, Knapp, Martin, Talbot, Emma, Hooper, Emma, Winson, Rachel, Scutt, Bethany, Ordonez, Victoria, Nunn, Samantha, Lavelle, Grace, Howard, Robert and Newman, Stanton (2020) The impact of assistive technology on burden and psychological well‐being in informal caregivers of people with dementia (ATTILA Study). Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 6 (1). ISSN 2352-8737

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Abstract

Introduction Assistive technology and telecare (ATT) may alleviate psychological burden in informal caregivers of people with dementia. This study assessed the impact of ATT on informal caregivers’ burden and psychological well‐being. Methods Individuals with dementia and their informal caregivers were recruited to a randomized‐controlled trial assessing effectiveness of ATT. Caregivers were allocated to two groups according to their cared‐for person's randomization to a full or basic package of ATT and were assessed on caregiver burden, state anxiety, and depression. Caregivers’ data from three assessments over 6 months of the trial were analyzed. Results No significant between‐ or within‐group differences at any time point on caregivers’ burden, anxiety, and depression levels were found. Discussion Full ATT for people with dementia did not impact caregivers’ psychological outcomes compared to basic ATT. The length of follow up was restricted to 6 months.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 23:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 00:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77174
DOI: 10.1002/trc2.v6.1

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