Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

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New Publication: How Researchers Are Evaluating an Online Support Tool for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

The ACHRU’s latest journal article in BMC Geriatrics, outlines how a randomized control trial (RCT) is being used to evaluate My Tools 4 Care (MT4C). The internet-based intervention is aimed at supporting caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias and multiple chronic conditions. Data collection is completed and data analysis is underway. The results will inform policy and practice as MT4C can be easily revised for local contexts and is scalable in terms of posting on websites such as those hosted by the Alzheimer Society.

Duggleby W, Ploeg J, McAiney C, Fisher K, Swindle J, Chambers T, Ghosh S, Peacock S, Markle-Reid M, Triscott J, Williams A, Forbes D, Pollard L. Study protocol: Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of an internet-based intervention (My Tools 4 Care) for family carers (2017) BMC Geriatrics, 17:181 doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0581-6

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Published on: September 26, 2017

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