UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

An intervention study with husband and wife carers of older people with a psychiatric illness

Murray, J; Manela, M; Shuttleworth, A; Livingston, G; (1997) An intervention study with husband and wife carers of older people with a psychiatric illness. J AFFECT DISORDERS , 46 (3) 279 - 284.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Background: Individual packages of care were devised for spouses of older people with psychiatric illness. Method: Randomised controlled trial with blind follow up. Intervention group members were offered multidisciplinary packages while controls received no extra help. Both groups were reassessed 12-14 weeks later. The initial control group then received intervention; both were reassessed at 24-28 weeks. Results: Although no significant differences emerged in group mean scores for affective illness or social difficulties, carers who were mentally ill at outset improved significantly. Conclusion: Interventions targeted at caregiving spouses with affective disorder are acceptable and efficacious. Limitation: It was impossible to compare treatment with no treatment. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

Type: Article
Title: An intervention study with husband and wife carers of older people with a psychiatric illness
Keywords: carers, older people, mental illness, randomised controlled trial, married, intervention, DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS, QUESTIONNAIRE, DEPRESSION, DISTRESS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/91802
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item