Project FOCUS: Using videophones to provide problem-solving training to family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries

Academic Article


  • Family caregivers of persons with physical disabilities experience disproportionately higher levels of distress compared to family members who are not in a caregiving role. Role-related stressors often tax caregivers' abilities to effectively confront and solve problems and increase caregivers' risk for anxiety, depression, and compromised physical health. Problem-solving interventions effectively alleviate caregiver distress and help caregivers learn useful coping skills. In this article, we will discuss the use of telecommunication technology in Project FOCUS, an active, home-based intervention designed to teach family caregivers effective problem-solving skills.
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    Author List

  • Rivera PA; Shewchuk R; Elliott TR
  • Start Page

  • 53
  • End Page

  • 62
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1