A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Caregivers of Dependent Elderly Living in the Community: A Systematic Review Protocol

  • Noraida M.K. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Rajini Sooryanarayana Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Noor Ani A. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Mohd Aznuddin A.R. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Ying Ying, Chan Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Nik Adilah S. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Fazly Azry A.A. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Rasidah J. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Nor'Ain A.W. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Norhafizah S. Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Abstract

Background: The physical and emotional state of caregivers has been shown to directly affect the care quality provided to dependent elderly. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) intervention in improving the mental health of caregivers of dependent elderly living in the community.


Methods and analysis: The systematic review will include all articles on CBT that improve the mental health of caregivers of dependent elderly aged > 60 years. We will include randomised, quasi-randomised and cluster randomised controlled trials that compare CBT to standard care. The search will be conducted for any eligible article found in selected electronic databases from 2009 until May 2018. The study election will follow the Prefered Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guideline. Data will be extracted via a standardised data extraction form, and the quality of the studies will be assessed utilising guidelines from the Newcastle-Ottawa scale (NOS). For categorical data, we will pool outcome estimates that are measured using risk difference (RD), relative risk (RR), and numbers needed to treat (NNT) for an added beneficial outcome for each specific comparison, with their respective 95% confidence intervals. For continuous data, we will use a similar time point to pool measures, using mean difference (MD) with a 95% confidence interval.


Results: We will evaluate the study design in terms of trail quality and design, data collection methods, participants in the intervention and control groups in terms of socioeconomic characteristics, types of mental health problems, and the informal caregiver of the dependent elderly person, the setting of and recruitment methods for the intervention, besides modes of intervention; whether individual CBT, family CBT, brief CBT, and the CBT provider themselves.


Conclusions: This review will provide evidence that supports CBT Intervention effectiveness in improving the mental health of caregivers of dependent elderly living in the community.

Author Biography

Rajini Sooryanarayana, Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Rajini Sooryanarayana, Centre for Family Health Research, Institute for Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ministry of Health Malaysia. Email: drrajini@moh.gov.my

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Published
2022-08-26
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M.K., Noraida et al. A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention to Improve the Mental Health of Caregivers of Dependent Elderly Living in the Community: A Systematic Review Protocol. Journal of Health Management, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 2, p. 53-64, aug. 2022. ISSN 2948-5126. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/johm/article/view/19292>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2024.
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