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Table 7 Counselling Roles RCT Outcomes

From: What is the effectiveness of the support worker role for people with dementia and their carers? A systematic review

Study Carer outcomes People with dementia outcomes Other
Bass et al. 2003 [33] • Satisfaction with health plan
• Depressive symptoms and strain
N/A • Utilisation (health services)
Brodaty et al., 2009 [38] N/A N/A • Time to nursing home admission or death
Burns et al., 2003 [35] • Wellbeing
• Depressive symptoms
• Effect of dementia symptoms on carer bother
N/A N/A
Clark et al., 2004 [34] N/A • Severity of memory problems
• Satisfaction with quality of services
• Depressive symptoms
• Perceived strain due to memory problems (relationship strain, embarrassment, isolation, difficulty coping)
• Utilisation (health services)
Eisdorfer et al., 2003 [36] • Mental health, wellbeing, depressive symptoms
• Burden
• Religiosity
• Physical health
• Medication usage
• Physical health
• Medication usage
• Behaviour
• Cognition
• Utilisation (services)
Fortinsky et al., 2009 [43] • Self-efficacy
• Burden
• Depressive symptoms
N/A • Nursing home admission
Gaugler et al., 2008 [30] • Burden
• Depressive symptoms
N/A • Nursing home admission
He’bert et al., 2003 [39] • Frequency and reactions to behavioural problems
• Burden
• Psychological distress
• Anxiety
• Perceived social support
• Personal efficacy
N/A N/A
Mahoney et al., 2003 [37] • Bothersome nature of care giving
• Anxiety
• Depressive symptoms
• Care giving mastery
N/A N/A
Mittelman et al., 2004 [31] • Depressive symptoms
• Perception of severity of dementia
N/A N/A
Mittelman et al., 2006 [32] • Depressive symptoms
• Burden
• Satisfaction with social support
• Physical health
• Functioning
• Frequency of memory and behaviour problems
• Physical health
• Nursing home placement
• Death
Nobili et al., 2004 [40] • Amount of stress • Frequency of problem behaviours N/A
Teri et al., 2003 [41] • Behavioural disturbance and distress • Physical health and function
• Affective status – depressive symptoms
• Behavioural disturbance
N/A
Wray et al., 2010 [42] N/A N/A • Utilisation (health services)
• Cost