Using mixed-methods research to examine the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention for caregivers of persons with dementia
Focusing on caregivers of persons with dementia, we conducted a longitudinal study to examine the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention program Remember ME. The program aimed to reduce caregiver stress and improve caregivers’ quality of life. Given the multifaceted nature of dementia care, we used a mixed-methods approach which integrates the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative methodology. In particular, quantitative data were collected to examine caregiver stress and quality of life after a randomized controlled trial with systematic follow-up from baseline to 6 months post-intervention. Qualitative data were collected to understand caregiver perception of Remember ME and dementia caregiving. This case study explains how mixed-methods approach enabled quantitative findings to be clarified and complemented by qualitative data.
Case, mixed methods, caregivers, dementia
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Thousand Oaks, CA
TAY KAY CHAI, Kay Chai, & CHAN, Sally Wai-Chi. (2017). Using mixed-methods research to examine the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention for caregivers of persons with dementia. In SAGE research methods cases (pp. ). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/2456