Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Tamilyn Bakas, Joan K. Austin, Barbara Habermann, Nenette M. Jessup, Susan M. McLennon, Pamela H. Mitchell, Gwendolyn Morrison, Ziyi Yang, Timothy E. Stump, Michael T. Weaver

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Background and Purpose - There are few evidence-based programs for stroke family caregivers postdischarge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate efficacy of the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK II), a nurse-led intervention enabling caregivers to build skills based on assessment of their own needs. Methods - A total of 254 stroke caregivers (primarily female TASK II/information, support, and referral 78.0%/78.6%; white 70.7%/72.1%; about half spouses 48.4%/46.6%) were randomized to the TASK II intervention (n=123) or to an information, support, and referral group (n=131). Both groups received 8 weekly telephone sessions, with a booster at 12 weeks. General linear models with repeated measures tested efficacy, controlling for patient hospital days and call minutes. Prespecified 8-week primary outcomes were depressive symptoms (with Patient Health Questionnaire Depressive Symptom Scale PHQ-9 ≥5), life changes, and unhealthy days. Results - Among caregivers with baseline PHQ-9 ≥5, those randomized to the TASK II intervention had a greater reduction in depressive symptoms from baseline to 8, 24, and 52 weeks and greater improvement in life changes from baseline to 12 weeks compared with the information, support, and referral group (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3478-3487
Number of pages10
JournalStroke
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Keywords

  • caregivers
  • clinical trial
  • depression
  • psychology
  • stroke

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Bakas, T., Austin, J. K., Habermann, B., Jessup, N. M., McLennon, S. M., Mitchell, P. H., ... Weaver, M. T. (2015). Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Stroke, 46(12), 3478-3487. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011099

Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers : A randomized controlled clinical trial. / Bakas, Tamilyn; Austin, Joan K.; Habermann, Barbara; Jessup, Nenette M.; McLennon, Susan M.; Mitchell, Pamela H.; Morrison, Gwendolyn; Yang, Ziyi; Stump, Timothy E.; Weaver, Michael T.

In: Stroke, Vol. 46, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. 3478-3487.

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Bakas, T, Austin, JK, Habermann, B, Jessup, NM, McLennon, SM, Mitchell, PH, Morrison, G, Yang, Z, Stump, TE & Weaver, MT 2015, 'Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers: A randomized controlled clinical trial', Stroke, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 3478-3487. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011099
Bakas T, Austin JK, Habermann B, Jessup NM, McLennon SM, Mitchell PH et al. Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Stroke. 2015 Dec 1;46(12):3478-3487. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011099
Bakas, Tamilyn ; Austin, Joan K. ; Habermann, Barbara ; Jessup, Nenette M. ; McLennon, Susan M. ; Mitchell, Pamela H. ; Morrison, Gwendolyn ; Yang, Ziyi ; Stump, Timothy E. ; Weaver, Michael T. / Telephone assessment and skill-building kit for stroke caregivers : A randomized controlled clinical trial. In: Stroke. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 12. pp. 3478-3487.
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