Project Aim(s): This project aims to develop and evaluate group-based psychological interventions for caregivers of patients with ALS, where the objective is to reduce anxiety, low mood, and caregiver burden. The overall purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficacy of psychological interventions with this group; to inform best practice regarding the identification and management of caregiver burden in ALS; and to create a formal psychological intervention tailored specifically to the needs and wants of ALS caregivers.
Field of research
Principal Investigator/ Researcher Names
Prof. Orla Hardiman
Prof. Niall Pender
Dr. Tom Burke
Dr. Jennifer Wilson O’ Raghallaigh
End/expected end date
The ALS Association (ALSA).
Grant Awarded (€)
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Research participants information
Recruiting: Current informal caregivers of people with ALS.
Grant of €184,880 converted from $200,000.
This study is taking place as a series of 8-week programmes to deliver the content of the different types of intervention.