Evidence Gaps in the Implementation of eHealth Interventions for Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia (Internet Interventions)

Summary

There is reported to be no shortage of evidence that eHealth interventions for informal carers of people living with dementia can be effective on numerous fronts, including:

 “ … improving a range of psychological outcomes in caregivers, such as the reduction of caregiver depression, anxiety, stress and burden, as well as increasing positive aspects of caregiving, caregiver self-efficacy, and confidence”.  (p.52)

A recent literature review concerning the actual implementation of such eHealth interventions for informal caregivers of people with dementia, however, found little to go on, with a notable mismatch between research intentions and practical implementation.

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Reference

Christie, HL. Bartels, SL. [and] Boots, LMM. [et al] (2018). A systematic review on the implementation of eHealth interventions for informal caregivers of people with dementia. Internet Interventions. July 7th 2018; 13: 51-59.

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