Analyses of the moderation effect of demographic characteristic of the carers and other characteristics of the person with dementia on the internet training programs outcomes should be encouraged.
Explanation and example
Several studies have been done to find moderators of effects of online training programs for carers of people with dementia. Some studies have demonstrated that some programs were more effective for certain subgroups of carers. However, in our analyses we could not replicate these findings. Our analyses on the effect of age, gender, level of education, relationship with the person with dementia, functional status of the person with dementia and frequency of appearance of challenging behaviour suggests that the program is equally effective for all the subgroups analysed. More research is needed before we have definitive answers. A better understanding of moderators of carers’ training programs could lead to better Aligning processes. In this case; being flexible, to a certain extent, with the developed intervention-components to make them compatible with the existing processes in the nursing home. of programs based on the specific characteristic of the carer.
Type of evidence
Preliminary results of moderation analyses ‘Mastery over dementia’
Pinto-Bruno, A. C., Blom, M., Kleiboer, A., Dröes, R-M., van Straten, A., & Pot, A. M. (unpublished). Moderation analyses of an online support program for carers of people with dementia