Predicting participation and adherence to a home environmental intervention among family caregivers of persons with dementia

Laura N. Gitlin, Mary Corcoran, Laraine Winter, Alice Boyce, Sue Marcus

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We examined predictors of participation and adherence to a home environmental intervention with 100 dementia family caregivers. Participation was measured as the number of home visits, adherence as the number of problems addressed, and strategies used. Being older and female predicted participation. Adherence was predicted by older age, lower depression, and having a less dependent person to care for. We speculate that depression should be viewed as a moderator of treatment, not an outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-372
Number of pages10
JournalFamily Relations
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Compliance
  • Home care
  • Home modification
  • Intervention research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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