Engage Coaching to Promote Connectedness in CaregiversResearch Question:
Is Engage Coaching useful in improving relationships for individuals who are caring
for a family member with dementia?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester
Adults (age 50 or older) who are providing care for someone with dementia will participate
in what we call ‘Engage Coaching.’ This involves meeting with an Engage Coach up to
8 times. Typically, meetings will occur weekly, but you will have up to three months
to complete your sessions. These meetings are brief (approximately 30 mins) and can
be done in your home or wherever is convenient for you, including via phone if needed.
The coaching is designed to help you enhance your relationships and improve well-being
while managing caregiving stress. Your coach will help you identify aspects of your
social relationships that are helpful to you and aspects that are not. Using this
information, your coach will help you identify goals for improving your social relationships.
Each session, your coach will help you complete a process we call ‘action planning,’
in which you set a goal for the week, brainstorm strategies to meet the goal, and
identify concrete steps to take to achieve the goal. You will work with your coach
to identify any aspects of caregiving that may present barriers to improving your
relationships and develop strategies to address these barriers. Participants will
also complete two follow-up interviews after completing the coaching--three months
after enrolling in the study (after completing Engage Coaching) and six months after
Study Web URL: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/van-orden/projects.aspx
Study Reference #: STUDY00004244
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Kimberly Van orden
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Kimberly Van Orden, PhD
Phone: (585) 275-5176
Additional Study Details
The first follow-up interview will be completed on the phone and/or online and will
take approximately 30 minutes. The second follow-up interview will be completed in
person and will take approximately two hours. There are multiple-choice and open-ended
questions about your physical health, emotional health, social relationships, experiences
with caregiving, and sense of well-being.
Number of Visits:
2 to 5
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