OSCAR – ein internetbasiertes Unterstützungsprogramm für Angehörige von Menschen mit einer Hirnverletzung: Pilotstudie

Frischknecht, Eveline; Berger, Thomas; Stalder-Lüthy, Franziska; Znoj, Hans Jörg; Hofer, Helene (2014). OSCAR – ein internetbasiertes Unterstützungsprogramm für Angehörige von Menschen mit einer Hirnverletzung: Pilotstudie. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 25(2), pp. 77-88. Huber 10.1024/1016-264X/a000102

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Caregivers of patients after brain injury often suffer from increased depression, anxiety and stress experience. The OSCAR Online-Coaching, which implements a novel, internet-based minimal contact intervention, was evaluated in a pilot study. A 16-week guided self-help program was compared to a wait list control group in a randomised, controlled study with 35 participants. Primary outcome measures were the Perceived Stress Questionnaire and the Zarit Burden Interview. Intention-to-treat analyses of effects immediately after the intervention did not show significant group differences on primary and secondary outcome measures. In the 6-month follow-up, and after the wait list control group has received access to the intervention, a significant decrease of caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, anxiety and an increase in positive emotions was found in the whole sample. Caregivers were satisfied with the program.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Frischknecht, Eveline; Berger, Thomas; Znoj, Hans Jörg and Hofer, Helene

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1016-264X

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Thomas Berger

Date Deposited:

18 Mar 2015 11:47

Last Modified:

18 Jun 2015 16:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1016-264X/a000102

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65090

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