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Title: The coping with caregiving group program for Chinese caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong
Authors: Au, A 
Li, S
Lee, K
Leung, P
Pan, PC
Thompson, L
Gallagher-Thompson, D
Keywords: Caregiver
Coping flexibility
Dementia
Intervention
Psychoeducation
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Patient education and counseling, 2010, v. 78, no. 2, p. 256-260 How to cite?
Journal: Patient education and counseling 
Abstract: Objective: This pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of Coping with Caregiving (CWC) psychoeducational program for Chinese family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong. Method: Twenty-seven female primary caregivers were randomized to join the treatment group or wait-list control group. The caregivers in the treatment group participated in 13 weekly training sessions which taught specific cognitive-behavioral strategies to handle caregiving stress. Results: As compared to the wait-list control group, caregivers completing the CWC program demonstrated a significant increase in their self-efficacy for controlling their upsetting thoughts and handling disruptive behaviors of the care recipients. They also reported a significant increase in the use of both problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies. Conclusion: These findings suggested that cognitive-behavioral programs can be effective in improving the resourcefulness of Chinese caregivers of persons with dementia in Hong Kong. Practice implications: Future CWC programs will have to enhance participants' ability to differentiate among various coping skills and to use situation-appropriate strategies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/26615
ISSN: 0738-3991
EISSN: 1873-5134
DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2009.06.005
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