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Oral
July 25, 2016 09:10 - 10:40
OR25-14-4

A logic model for the conception and development of a web-based intervention for remote monitoring and teletraining of family caregivers

[Speaker] Moreno, Jhon A:1
[Co-author] Auger, Claudine:2, Mortenson, William B:3, Guay, M:4, Ahmed, S:5
1:University of Montreal (Canada), 2:Université de Montréal (Canada), 3:University of British Columbia (Canada), 4:Sherbrooke University (Canada), 5:McGill University (Canada)

Introduction: In North America, at least 80% of informal care is provided by a friend or family caregiver (FC). FCs need novel interventions to address the physical and psychological burden of caregiving. Objective: To develop a logic model to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based, assistive technology (AT) follow-up intervention program for FCs. Methods: Visual mapping was used to develop a logic model for the implementation of a web-based system (MOvIT-PLUS) that provides teletraining and remote monitoring to FC/user dyads after the provision of ATs (MOvIT-Mobility Outcomes via Information Technology). This involved a literature review to capture all the functionalities included in different web-based interventions for FCs. Results: A logic model including the resources, activities, stakeholders, outputs, and expected outcomes was schematized and defined. Conclusions: The logic model for MOvIT-PLUS enables iterative feedback from actively involved stakeholders to improve its functionalities.
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