Dementia caregiver intervention development and adaptation in the Vietnamese American community: A qualitative study

Oanh Meyer, Mihoka Fukurai, Janis Ho, Pim Limtiaco, Hedda Hieu Nguyen, Jennifer Dang, Nolan Zane, W Ladson Hinton

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to obtain input and feedback on a proposed intervention to reduce stress and enhance the health of Vietnamese dementia caregivers. Methods: Sixteen semi-structured, in-depth interviews and two focus groups were conducted with a total of 21 key stakeholders (i.e., family caregivers, professionals, and community leaders). Results: Several themes emerged from the data, and these themes fell into two major domains: the first domain was recruitment and engagement into the intervention: (1) importance of faith-based institutions, (2) inclusion of multiple family members in the intervention, (3) community empowerment/ownership, and (4) importance of credibility and trust. The second domain included themes on intervention content: (1) education about Alzheimer’s disease and dementias and (2) tailoring the intervention to caregivers’ needs. Conclusions: Findings indicate that the proposed intervention could be very beneficial to caregivers, but slight modifications needed to be made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDementia
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • culture
  • dementia caregiver
  • diverse
  • intervention adaptation
  • minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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