Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/136722
Title: Caring for Caregivers (C4C) : study protocol for a pilot feasibility randomised control trial of Positive Written Disclosure for older adult caregivers of people with psychosis
Authors: Hazell, Cassie M.
Jones, Christina J.
Hayward, Mark
Bremner, Stephen A.
O'Connor, Daryl B.
Pinfold, Vanessa
Smith, Helen Elizabeth
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Hazell, C. M., Jones, C. J., Hayward, M., Bremner, S. A., O’Connor, D. B., Pinfold, V., & Smith, H. E. (2017). Caring for Caregivers (C4C) : study protocol for a pilot feasibility randomised control trial of Positive Written Disclosure for older adult caregivers of people with psychosis. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3, 63-. doi:10.1186/s40814-017-0206-z
Journal: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Abstract: Background: The caregivers of people who experience psychosis are themselves at risk of developing physical and mental health problems. This risk is increased for older adult caregivers who also have to manage the lifestyle and health changes associated with ageing. As a consequence, older adult caregivers are in particular need of support; we propose a Written Emotional Disclosure (WED) intervention, called Positive Written Disclosure (PWD). Methods/design: This is a pilot randomised controlled trial of PWD compared to a neutral writing control and a no writing condition. We aim to recruit 60 participants, 20 in each arm. This study will utilise a mixed-methods approach and collect quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews) data. Quantitative data will be collected at baseline and 1, 3, and 6 months post baseline. Participants who complete a writing task (PWD or neutral writing control) will be invited to complete an exit interview to discuss their experiences of the intervention and study. The study is supported by a patient and public involvement group. Discussion: The results of this trial will determine whether a definitive trial is justified. If so, the quantitative and qualitative findings will be used to refine the intervention and study protocols.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/136722
ISSN: 2055-5784
DOI: 10.1186/s40814-017-0206-z
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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