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A randomised controlled trial of benefit finding in caregivers: the building resources in caregivers study protocol
Brand, Charles; O'Connell, Brenda H.; Gallagher, Stephen
Caregivers may engage in benefit finding, that is, an increase in perceived positive growth, as a cognitive strategy for coping with stress. The Building Resources in Caregivers study will compare effects of a brief benefit finding writing intervention with a control intervention. Caregivers of people with mental and physical disabilities will be randomised into either a benefit-writing group or a neutral writing group. Caregivers will complete measures relating to themselves and care-recipients (e.g. sociodemographics and illness type) and psychometric measures of benefit finding, distress and quality of life at three time points. Additionally, qualitative commentary on participation experiences will be gathered.
Keyword(s): benefit finding; caregiver; expressive writing; intervention; randomised control trial
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Health Psychology Open;2 (2)
Publisher(s): SAGE
First Indexed: 2015-07-21 05:27:20 Last Updated: 2018-08-30 06:36:22