Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga has been granted funding of SEK 993.000 from FORTE (call: Increased Knowledge on Elderly Care 2020) for the project “Effectiveness of interventions to address the negative health outcomes of informal caregiving to older adults: an umbrella review”, to be executed during 2021.
The aim of this umbrella review is to synthesize the evidence from existing systematic reviews and meta-syntheses that evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to address the negative health consequences of informal caregiving for older people. Specific research questions are:
i) Are there effective interventions to improve the management of caregiver burden?
ii) Are certain types of interventions more effective than others?
iii) How are the proposed interventions experienced by caregivers in terms of acceptability, feasibility and added value?
By providing a comprehensive and reasoned overview of the effectiveness of different types of support services targeting informal caregivers, the present umbrella review will provide a unique contribution to future policy and practice development supporting caregivers of older people.