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SPiRE Telephone Intervention Study


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Please contact Dr. Uphold to request information and materials used in this project.

Dr. Constance Uphold, PhD, ARNP, FAAN 
Maggie Freytes, PhD, Research Health Scientist 

Nathaniel Eliazar-Macke, RN

Telephone Intervention (SPiRE) 

The SPiRE pilot study was a four-arm randomized clinical trial (4-week intervention, 8-week intervention, 8-week attention control, standard care), to refine our methods and determine the feasibility and acceptability of the RESCUE intervention. 

Telephone Intervention Study (SPiRE) Papers  

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.

LeLaurin, J. H., Freytes, I. M., Findley, K. E., Schmitzberger, M. K., Eliazar-Macke, N. D., Orozco, T., & Uphold, C. R. (2021). Feasibility and acceptability of a telephone and web-based stroke caregiver intervention: a pilot randomized controlled trial of the RESCUE intervention. Clinical Rehabilitation, 35(2), 253-265.

  • This article presents feedback from caregivers who completed the [RESCUE: Telephone- Intervention Pilot Study SPiRE] and describes the strengths and weaknesses of our research procedures worked. We found that caregivers valued the intervention, and our research procedures were feasible.

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)