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    Title: Effectiveness of a stress-relief initiative for primary caregivers of adolescents with intellectual disability
    Authors: Jung Hu;Jin-Ding Lin;Chia-Feng Yen;Ching-Hui Loh;Shang-Wei Hsu;Lan-Ping Lin;Sheng-Ru Wu
    Contributors: Department of Healthcare Administration
    Keywords: caregiver;depression;intellectual disability;mental health;Taiwanese Depression Questionnaire (TDQ)
    Date: 2010
    Issue Date: 2010-03-26 10:52:21 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Asia University
    Abstract: Background This study provides a perspective on the mental health status and analyses the effectiveness of a stress-relief program for primary caregivers of adolescents with intellectual disability (ID).
    Method Seventy-seven primary caregivers of people with ID were recruited (intervention group, n = 31; non-intervention group, n = 46) to the study, which involved participation in one stress management workshop (intervention group only) and both groups reading an education booklet on stress management.
    Results We found that 22.1% of caregivers in the study were at high risk of depressive stress and in need of mental health consultation; this prevalence was nearly six times that of the general population. The effectiveness of mental health initiatives resulted in a significant reduction in depressive stress for the intervention group.
    Conclusions The study highlights that a "face-to-face" workshop is an effective way to decrease levels of depressive stress.
    Relation: JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY,35 (1):29-35.
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