’Learning to Become a Family Caregiver’: Efficacy of an Intervention Program for Caregivers Following Diagnosis of Dementia in a Relative
Référence bibliographique 
Ducharme, Francine C., Lévesque, Louise L., Lachance, Lise M., Kergoat, Marie-Jeanne, Legault, Alain J., Beaudet, Line M. et Zarit, Steven H. 2011. «’Learning to Become a Family Caregiver’: Efficacy of an Intervention Program for Caregivers Following Diagnosis of Dementia in a Relative ». The Gerontologist, vol. 51, no 4, p. 484-494.
Intentions : «The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of the Learning to Become a Family Caregiver program intended for caregivers following the diagnostic disclosure of Alzheimer disease in a relative.» (p. 490)
Échantillon/Matériau : 111 caregivers that followed the following criteria: «Participants had to be the caregiver (spouse or offspring) self-defined as the one principally responsible (notion of primary caregiver) for a relative 65 years of age or older diagnosed with Alzheimer disease in the past 9 months.» (p. 487)
Instruments : Questionnaires
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«The results showed that the EG [experimental group] caregivers presented more indicators of a healthy role transition than did those in the CG [control group]. Indeed, the EG caregivers showed greater confidence in dealing with caregiving situations; claimed to be better prepared for caregiving; and claimed greater self-efficacy in their caregiver role regarding the capacity to obtain respite, to control disturbing thoughts about their caregiver role, and to respond to their relative’s disruptive behaviors. Moreover, these caregivers were able to plan better for their relative’s future care needs, acquired better knowledge of available services, and resorted more frequently to the coping strategies of problem solving and reframing. It is especially encouraging that caregiver gains are maintained 3 months after program completion.» (p. 492)