Citation Glueckauf, R. l., Stine. C., Bourgeois, M., Pomidor, A., Rom, P., Young, M. E., Massey, A., & Ashley, P. (2005). Alzheimer's rural care health line: Linking rural caregivers to cognitive-behavior intervention for depression. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50(4), 346-356.
Design Focus groups
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate themes associated with greater acceptance of programs by rural caregiver populations
Procedure The study was supported by a grant initiative: Alzheimer's Rural Care Health line. The data from preliminary focus group findings were investigated. Groups identified specific caregiver educational and skills-training requirements and best methods for soliciting referrals from rural health providers, community elder care agencies, and churches.
Outcomes Themes emerged from focus groups: trust, privacy issues, and the stigma associated with dementia. Programs recognizing these factors may be more acceptable, and more frequently used by rural populations. Sustainability may increase as well.
Author Glueckauf, R. l., Stine. C., Bourgeois, M., Pomidor, A., Rom, P., Young, M. E., Massey, A., & Ashley, P.