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Caring for the Caregiver Technology-Based Program

Completed

The purpose of this study is to gather data on the effectiveness of a technology-based support program for culturally diverse family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. 

Minimum Age Maximum Age Gender Healthy Volunteers
18 Years N/A All Yes
July 2013
March 2018
240

  • Caregiver of a loved one with memory decline, Alzheimer's disease, or dementia
  • Ability to speak and understand English or Spanish

  • Cognitive deficit
  • Terminal illness
  • Plan to place the person being cared for in a facility
  • Plan to move away in the next 12 months

One group of participants will receive a tablet computer with access to web-based skill-building sessions, videos, annotated resources, and information on caregiving topics. Another group will receive a tablet computer with access to web-based sessions on nutrition topics. Over a 1-year period, researchers will look at changes in caregiver mood, burden, self-care, and other aspects, with the ultimate goal of reducing disparities in caregiver access to support and services, and improving the lives of family caregivers and their ability to provide care.

Name City State Zip Status Primary Contact
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami Florida 33136

University of Miami

  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Name Role Affiliation
Sara J. Czaja, PhD Principal Investigator University of Miami

Name Phone Email
Sara J. Czaja, PhD 305-355-9068 sczaja@med.miami.edu
Chin Chin Lee 305-355-9062 c.lee7@miami.edu

NCT03049501

A Tailored Technology Intervention for Diverse Caregivers of AD Patients