Updated meta-review of evidence on support for carers

Thomas S, Dalton J, Harden M, Eastwood A & Parker G
Record ID 32017000190
Authors' objectives: To update what is known about effective interventions to support carers of ill, disabled or older adults.
Authors' recommendations: There is no 'one size fits all' intervention to support carers. Potential exists for effective support in specific groups of carers. This includes shared learning, cognitive reframing, meditation and computer-delivered psychosocial support for carers of people with dementia, and psychosocial interventions, art therapy and counselling for carers of people with cancer. Counselling may also help carers of people with stroke. The effectiveness of respite care remains a paradox, given the apparent conflict between the empirical evidence and the views of carers.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Caregivers
  • Humans
  • Social Support
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
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Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
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