Journal article

Caring for carers of people with stroke: developing a complex intervention following the Medical Research Council framework

L Robinson, J Francis, P James, N Tindle, K Greenwell, H Rodgers

CLINICAL REHABILITATION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop an intervention, using the first three phases of the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for complex interventions, to facilitate coping skills in new carers of stroke patients. METHODS: In the preclinical (theoretical) phase, a theoretically based framework for a small group course for carers of people with stroke was developed. The intervention was grounded in a cognitive behavioural model and included carers' needs identified from a literature review. Phase I (modelling phase) comprised a qualitative study involving one-to-one semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of informal carers of people with stroke. Following this, the intervention was modifie..

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