2010

Authors

  • Marguerite Bramble Marguerite Bramble
  • Wendy Moyle Wendy Moyle
  • David Shum David Shum

Objectives: This study sought to explore the effect of the family involvement in care (FIC) intervention on family and staff well-being over a nine-month period in a long-term care (LTC) facility providing dementia care. Method: A quasi-experimental design with randomised allocation of two LTC sites but not the participants was employed. Family caregivers (n?=?57) of residents with dementia and staff (n?=?59) from two LTC facilities in Queensland, Australia, were recruited. Participants were assessed once pre-intervention and three times post-intervention for knowledge, stress and satisfaction outcomes. Between-group and within-group effects were alysed using ANOVAs at <0.05 level of significance. Pre- and post-intervention interviews from a purposive sample of family caregivers were also conducted to enhance understanding of FIC benefits. Results: Beneficial intervention effects associated with family caregivers' knowledge of dementia were found (p?