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Title: Development of a Web-Based Training Program for Dementia Caregivers in Hong Kong
Authors: Ho, DWH
Mak, V
Kwok, TCY
Au, A 
Keywords: Dementia
Family caregivers
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Source: Clinical gerontologist, 2015, v. 38, no. 3, p. 211-223 How to cite?
Journal: Clinical Gerontologist 
Abstract: Training and counseling is helpful to family caregivers of patients with dementia, but accessibility is limited by the need for face-to-face contact. Web-based learning may provide a possible alternative. The current study evaluated the demographic background and stressfulness of 279 dementia family caregivers and explored their opinions (willingness, preferences, and expectations) of an online dementia-related education program (dementia E-learning program) that combined dementia education and psychological and emotional support to caregivers. Over 80% of the respondents showed interest in participating in the dementia E-learning program. It was more appealing to a younger generation, those with higher education level, those with higher awareness of alternative learning channels, in particular an online channel, and those performing assistive caregiving. Convenience was the leading reason for E-learning, while handling behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia was the most expected learning goal for the program. This study suggested a demand for dementia E-learning resources in Hong Kong, and a comprehensive framework for a multi-domain dementia E-learning platform,, was conceptualized.
ISSN: 0731-7115
DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2015.1008115
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