Clinical Trial

Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia

Study Description

Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living With Dementia: Effectiveness and Sustainability of MT4C-In Care

When a person living with dementia moves into a long term care facility, their family members remain involved in their care. They learn new roles and make significant and often stressful adjustments. These caregivers are an at-risk group, and evidence suggests that their mental health may actually worsen after the person they are caring for moves into long term care. The research team previously created a free, web-based, interactive, intervention called My Tools 4 Care-In Care (MT4C-In Care) and tested it with 37 caregivers in Alberta. Caregivers found the toolkit to be easy to use, feasible, acceptable, and satisfactory, and reported increased hope and decreased loss and grief, after using it. Additionally, they reported that the toolkit helped them through the transitions they experience when their family member lives in long term care. In this next study we want to see if MT4C-In Care can improve the quality of life, hope, social support, self-efficacy, and decrease the loss, grief and loneliness of family caregivers. During phase 1 the existing MT4C-In Care toolkit was reviewed with input from family caregivers of persons living with dementia in long term care through focus group interviews. The toolkit is now being revised and will be tested, during phase 2, with 280 caregivers of persons living with dementia in long term care across 4 provinces in Canada (Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). These caregivers will be randomly assigned into an intervention (caregivers with access to MT4C-In Care) and a control group (no access to MT4C-In Care).

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - My Tools for Care - In Care

Self-administered web-based transition toolkit (My tools 4 Care - In Care) contains interactive activities and resources to help carers through transitions that they face after the person living with dementia has moved to a long-term care setting.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living With Dementia: Effectiveness and Sustainability of My Tools 4 Care-In Care

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04226872

ParticipAid ID

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