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Table 2 Measures included in the study

From: CareACT - internet-based intervention for enhancing the psychological well-being of elderly caregivers – a study protocol of a controlled trial

Measure Subscales Pre 4-months 10-months Ref.
Main outcome measure
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)
  x x x [24]
Secondary outcomes
Perceptions of the caregiver role Carers of Older People in Europe (COPE Index) Negative impact x x x [26]
Positive value of caregiving
Quality of support
Anxiety Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7)   x x x [28]
Quality of Life: WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) Physical health x x x [29]
Psychological health
Social relationships
Sense of coherence Sense of coherence (SOC-13) Comprehensibility x x x [31, 32]
Psychological Flexibility Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II)   x x x [33]
Experiential Avoidance The Experiential Avoidance in Caregiving Questionnaire (EACQ) Active Avoidant Behaviors x x x [35]
Intolerance of Negative Thoughts and Emotions Towards the Relative
Apprehension Concerning Negative Internal Experiences Related to Caregiving
Thought suppression The White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI)   x x x [36]
Personality The ‘Short Five’ (S5) Neuroticism x x x [38]
Physical performance Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) Balance, 4 m walking, chair rising x x Group 1 only x Group 1 only [20]
User experiences     x Group 1 only