Individual Study / Coffman ey al.; Mhealth. 2017

Behavioral Health Characteristics of a Technology-Enabled Sample of Alzheimer's Caregivers With High Caregiver Burden

Behavioral Health Characteristics of a Technology-Enabled Sample of Alzheimer's Caregivers With High Caregiver Burden

Initiatives -
The objective was to enroll a cohort of technology-enabled caregivers to determine basic demographic characteristics and assess level of caregiver burden, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance as part of a larger project to deliver caregiver support. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2017
Funding
Funding for this study (title: Health eBrain Study: Addressing Depression and Cognitive Function in Dementia Caregivers) was provided by the Bright Focus Foundation and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Coffman I, Resnick HE, Lathan CE. Behavioral health characteristics of a technology-enabled sample of Alzheimer's caregivers with high caregiver burden. Mhealth. 2017;3:36. Published 2017 Aug 29. doi:10.21037/mhealth.2017.08.01

PUBMED 28894746

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
165
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

We recruited a sample of AD caregivers and administered surveys that assessed caregiver burden, mental health, and sleep quality. This paper explores the demographic characteristics of this technology-enabled AD caregiver sample, as well as cross-sectional relationships among caregiver burden and several mental health measures.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
45
Maximum age
75
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
AD caregivers between the ages of 45–75 years who reported using a smart phone, the ability to speak and read English, and who had Internet access

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
165
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Our results show that a sample of AD caregivers with Internet and smartphone access can be identified and enrolled online for research focused on delivery of caregiver supports using mobile technology
Start Date
2017
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone