RESCUE Stroke Caregiving
RESCUE Clinical Demonstration Project
In the clinical demonstration project we used a single-group pre- and post-test design to evaluate the content and outcomes of the RESCUE problem-solving intervention.
RESCUE Clinical Demonstration Project Papers
Graf, R., LeLaurin, J., Schmitzberger, M., Freytes, I. M., Orozco, T., Dang, S., & Uphold, C. R. (2017). The stroke caregiving trajectory in relation to caregiver depressive symptoms, burden, and intervention outcomes. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 24(7), 488-495.
- This paper uses data from our second project, a clinical demonstration project, to see how length of time since a loved one’s stroke impacts caregiver well-being and effects caregiver outcomes after completing a problem-solving intervention. We found caregiver feelings of burden and depressive symptoms tend to improve over time, but the RESCUE intervention was helpful no matter how long a person had been a caregiver.
Freytes, I. M., Sullivan, M., Schmitzberger, J., LeLaurin, J., Eliazar-Macke, N., Orozco, T., & Uphold, C. R. (2021). Types of stroke-related deficits and their impact on family caregiver's depressive symptoms, burden, and quality of life. Disability and Health Journal, 14(2), 101019, 1-7.
- This is retrospective secondary analysis of data from our clinical demonstration project. We found that cognitive and emotional deficits of stroke survivors impacted caregiver's well-being more than survivor's motor and functional deficits.
Jordan, M., Freytes, I. M., Orozco, T., Tuan, A.W., Dang, S., Rutter, T., & Uphold, C. R. (2022). The RESCUE problem solving intervention for stroke caregivers: A mixed methods pilot study. Rehabilitation Psychology. Online First Publication, August 4, 2022.
- The objective of this paper is to determine the feasibility, acceptability and value of an 4-week telephone and web-based intervention for stroke caregivers. We found that the intervention was feasible to implement and valuable and acceptable to caregivers.
LeLaurin, J., Schmitzberger, M., Eliazar-Macke, N., Freytes, I. M., Dang, S., & Uphold, C. (2019). A commentary on methodological issues in stroke caregiver research: lessons learned from three RESCUE intervention studies. Topics in stroke rehabilitation, 26(5), 399-404.
- In this paper, we provide guidance to other researchers on ways to overcome weaknesses and enhance strengths in conducting caregiver studies. We highlight methodological issues by providing examples from our previous RESCUE caregiver studies.
These materials were created for the project:
Web-Based Informational Materials for Caregivers of Veterans Post-Stroke
Project Number SDP 06-327 funded by VA HSR&D Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)