Adopting evidence-based caregiver training programs in the real world: Outcomes and lessons learned from the STAR-C Oregon Translation Study

McCurry, Susan M., Logsdon, Rebecca G., Mead, Jennifer, Pike, Kenneth C., La Fazia, David M., Stevens, Laura and Teri, Linda (2015) Adopting evidence-based caregiver training programs in the real world: Outcomes and lessons learned from the STAR-C Oregon Translation Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 36 5: 519-536. doi:10.1177/0733464815581483


Author McCurry, Susan M.
Logsdon, Rebecca G.
Mead, Jennifer
Pike, Kenneth C.
La Fazia, David M.
Stevens, Laura
Teri, Linda
Title Adopting evidence-based caregiver training programs in the real world: Outcomes and lessons learned from the STAR-C Oregon Translation Study
Journal name Journal of Applied Gerontology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-4648
1552-4523
Publication date 2015-04-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0733464815581483
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 36
Issue 5
Start page 519
End page 536
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: This article describes the translation and evaluation of STAR–Community Consultants program (STAR-C), an evidence-based dementia caregiver training program, within the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Method: Staff from two regional Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) were trained to implement all aspects of STAR-C, including screening, recruitment of caregiver/care-receiver dyads, and treatment delivery. Mailed assessments of caregiver depression, burden, and care-receiver mood, behavior, and quality of life were collected at pre-treatment, post-treatment, and 6-month follow-up.

Results: One hundred fifty-one dyads entered the program; 96 completed the 8-week intervention. Significant positive post-treatment effects were obtained for caregiver depression, burden, and reactivity to behavior problems, and care-receiver depression and quality of life. At 6-month follow-up, improvements in caregiver reactivity and care-receiver depression were maintained. Caregivers reported high levels of satisfaction with the program.

Discussion: STAR-C was successfully and effectively implemented by participating AAAs. Recommendations for replication, including training, recruitment, and assessment procedures are provided.
Keyword STAR C
Community partnership
Dementia
Translation research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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