This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
Principal Investigator(s): Schulz, Richard, et al., University of Pittsburgh
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) was established in 1995 to conduct social and behavioral research on interventions designed to enhance family caregiving, particularly in minority families, for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. Data were collected through randomized clinical trials at six sites: University of Alabama--Birmingham, the Research and Training Institute of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston, University of Tennessee--Memphis, University of Miami, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Interventions studied included psychoeducational support groups, behavioral skills training programs, family-based systems interventions, environmental modifications, and technological computer-based information and communication services. Although interventions varied by site, all sites collected the same data at the same time intervals. The impact of the various intervention strategies on psychological distress, health status, health practices, and health care utilization was assessed. Parts 1 through 5 contain screening data and a short mental status questionnaire. Parts 6 through 24 contain baseline data and cover activities of daily living, anxiety, and caregiver health and behaviors along with sociodemographic information. Also included are care recipient medications and sociodemographic information. Parts 25 and 26 contain tracking data and also include an examination of interventions.
These data are freely available.
Schulz, Richard, et al. Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health, 1996-2001. ICPSR03253-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03253.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03253.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Alzheimers disease, caregiver burden, caregivers, emotional states, families, health services utilization, health status, intervention, minorities, older adults, outreach programs, psychological wellbeing, stress
Date of Collection:
Universe: Family caregivers living with persons with dementia for at least six months in Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA, Memphis, TN, Miami, FL, Palo Alto, CA, and Philadelphia, PA.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Convenience sample with recruitment strategies varying at each site.
Original ICPSR Release: 2001-11-14
- 2006-03-30 File CB3253.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
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