Title

Using mixed-methods research to examine the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention for caregivers of persons with dementia

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Case, mixed methods, caregivers, dementia

Discipline

Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

SAGE research methods cases

ISBN

9781446273050

Identifier

10.4135/9781526411426

Publisher

SAGE

City or Country

Thousand Oaks, CA

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526411426

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