Table 1

Inclusion criteria

Study design:

randomised controlled trials.

Study participants:

principal informal caregiver (not a paid professional) and care recipient (diagnosed with dementia) dyad living in the community.


information and/or support intervention.


caregiver outcomes: quality of life, physical and mental health, burden or satisfaction; and patient outcomes: such as activities of daily living or behaviours; health service utilization: such as numbers of in-patient, outpatient or primary health care contacts; economic outcomes: such as time spent on caring activities.

Thompson et al. BMC Geriatrics 2007 7:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-7-18

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