Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of psychoeducational support groups on the psychological well-being of care partners of persons with early-stage dementia
by Morales, Susannah, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 85; 1517742
Abstract (Summary)

This study used a qualitative approach to explore the psychological well-being of care partners (n = 12) who had completed the Take Charge Early Memory Loss Group. This group is an 8-week psychoeducational support group, offered through the Alzheimer's Association Orange County Chapter, for persons with early-stage dementia and their care partners. At the time of the study, all care partners were involved in a Continuation group offered by the Alzheimer's Association.

Three-fourths of those interviewed stated that they perceived that their participation in the Take Charge Early Memory Loss Group had a positive impact on their psychological well-being. Also, two-thirds of the participants reported that their stress level decreased as a result of participation in the Take Charge Early Memory Loss Group and two-thirds reported it improved their coping.

More research is needed examining the impact of psychoeducational support groups on the well-being of care partners.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology
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Publication Number: 1517742
ISBN: 9781267471031
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