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Title: The impact of an online support forum for carers of people with dementia
Author: McKechnie, I. V.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
This thesis addresses computer-mediated interventions for carers of people with dementia and is comprised of three parts. Part 1 is a literature review of computer-mediated interventions for carers of people with dementia. It systematically reviews research studies in this field published after January 2000. Part 2, the empirical paper, is a mixed-methods evaluation of Talking Point, the UK Alzheimer’s Society’s online peer support forum for carers of people with dementia. Changes in new users’ depression, anxiety and quality of the relationship with the person with dementia are examined over a 12 week period, and follow-up qualitative interviews are conducted with eight participants. Part 3 is a critical appraisal of, and reflection on, the research and the manner in which it was conducted. It focuses on the following areas: issues in the evaluation of interventions for carers of people with dementia; the challenges of conducting research in a non-face-to-face context; the interview process; the extent of conclusions that can be drawn from the research and; future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.626394  DOI: Not available
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