Efficacy of interventions with caregivers: a reanalysis

Gerontologist. 1991 Feb;31(1):9-14. doi: 10.1093/geront/31.1.9.


This paper presents a reanalysis of data from a previously reported study with family caregivers of dementia patients using the method of prediction analysis. Compared with subjects on a waiting list or enrolled in support groups, caregivers in individual and family counseling were more likely to have successful outcomes on all dependent measures (Brief Symptom Inventory, personal strain, and role strain).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease / therapy
  • Counseling / methods*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Family
  • Family Therapy
  • Female
  • Home Nursing / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Self-Help Groups