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Titolo:
THE EFFECTS OF A SPECIAL COMPUTER NETWORK ON CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE
Autore:
BRENNAN PF; MOORE SM; SMYTH KA;
Indirizzi:
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV,CTR ALZHEIMERS CLEVELAND OH 44106
Titolo Testata:
Nursing research
fascicolo: 3, volume: 44, anno: 1995,
pagine: 166 - 172
SICI:
0029-6562(1995)44:3<166:TEOASC>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FAMILY CAREGIVERS; DEMENTIA; SUPPORT; INTERVENTIONS; BURDEN; INFORMATION; STRATEGIES; EDUCATION; SPOUSES; PROGRAM;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
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Citazione:
P.F. Brennan et al., "THE EFFECTS OF A SPECIAL COMPUTER NETWORK ON CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE", Nursing research, 44(3), 1995, pp. 166-172

Abstract

Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are confronted with novel decision-making tasks that leave them at risk for social isolation. ComputerLink is a computer network providing information, communication, and decision-support functions for caregiver of persons withAD. One hundred two AD caregivers participated in a randomized field experiment to evaluate the effects of ComputerLink on confidence in decision making, decision-making skill, and social isolation. During the1 year study period, AD caregivers averaged two encounters per week with ComputerLink for sessions lasting an average of 13 minutes. Accessto ComputerLink enhanced caregiver's decision-making confidence. Decision-making skill was unaffected. ComputerLink access did not lead to changes in social isolation as measured by standard instruments. The decision-support function was used least often. Postings to ComputerLink's public bulletin board included both information-seeking and supportive messages. These findings are congruent with reports of other community-based interventions for caregivers and consistent with evaluations of computerized decision-support systems.

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