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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

versión On-line ISSN 0717-9227

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ARAVENA C, José et al. Quality of life in informal caregivers of persons with dementia: a systematic review of psychosocial interventions. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2016, vol.54, n.4, pp.328-341. ISSN 0717-9227.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272016000400008.

Background: Caring for a person with dementia has frequently negative consequences that impact on the informal caregivers' quality of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of different psychosocial interventions that address quality of life of caregivers of persons with dementia. Methods: Systematic review including randomized clinical trials from 2004 to 2014. Target population was informal caregivers of persons with dementia who received psychosocial interventions addressing quality of life as main outcome. Results: Nine studies were selected. Psychosocial interventions included group therapy, software use, and home visits. Home visits were the more frequent intervention and obtained better results in quality of life. Conclusions: The home visit with a person centred approaches was the more effective intervention in improve of quality of life in people with dementia caregivers. More research is needed regarding interventions and to analyze the rationalities for quality of life in this target group allowing a more comprehensive evaluation and intervention.

Palabras clave : Dementia; Caregivers; Quality of Life; Outcomes Assessment; Psychosocial Aspects.

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