Interventions for Parent Caregivers of Injured Military/Veteran Personnel
Technical Report,01 Apr 2019,31 Mar 2020
Memphis VA Medical Center Memphis United States
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This randomized clinical trial of 160 parent caregivers of combat wounded adult children, half in each arm, will compare 6 30-minute online webinars to 6 one-hour individual sessions modeled on the REACH VA caregiver intervention, focusing on education, skills building and support over three months. Study aims are to Modifyrefine REACH intervention and Caregiver materials for Parent Caregivers, Determine adherence to the intervention and barriers to adherence, Determine if Caregivers respond to individual and elearning interventions with improvements in depression, burden, anxiety, Caregiver frustrations, and management of Veteran problems, Determine Caregivers subjective benefit from the two interventions satisfaction, usefulness, suggested changes, topics, strategies missing or needing expansion, and relevance, and Determine appropriateness of eligibility criteria to identify Caregivers who experience subjective and objective benefit. Data are collected at baseline, 3, and 6 months.