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Building resources in caregivers: feasibility of a brief writing intervention to increase benefit finding in caregivers

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Liam
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Zoe
dc.contributor.author O'Connell, Brenda H.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-16T14:15:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-16T14:15:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 1758-0846
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8620
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Health and Well-Being published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of International Association of Applied Psychology The Building Resources in Caregivers (BRiC) is a pilot feasibility trial that compared the effects of a 2-week benefit finding writing expressive intervention to a control intervention, who wrote about the weather. Caregivers completed primary (benefit finding) and secondary (quality of life, depression and anxiety) outcome measures at pre (t1), immediately post-test (t2) and 1 month later (t3). They also completed measures relating to trial feasibility, difficulty, and acceptance. Using complete case analysis only, analysis revealed no effect of the intervention for primary or secondary outcomes. Despite this, there were no differences between the intervention and control groups on key feasibility measures. Caregivers in the control condition were less likely to recommend this to other caregivers. Moreover, qualitative commentary provided by caregivers suggested that not everyone enjoyed the writing, some found it stressful, offering up some explanation for our findings. Our pilot trial suggests that any future benefit-finding writing intervention would require several procedure modifications including tailoring to a specific cohort of caregivers, in particular those who like writing, before it has some utility as a psychosocial intervention. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being;
dc.relation.uri https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12195
dc.subject benefit finding en_US
dc.subject caregiver en_US
dc.subject expressive writing en_US
dc.subject family-carers en_US
dc.subject feasibility en_US
dc.subject intervention en_US
dc.title Building resources in caregivers: feasibility of a brief writing intervention to increase benefit finding in caregivers en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-03-16T14:02:16Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/aphw.12195
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2944040
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Applied Psychology-Health And Well Being
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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