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CERQUERA CORDOBA, Ara Mercedes; PABON POCHES, Daysy Katherine  and  LORENZO RUIZ, Alexis. Implementation of the Psychological Intervention program in Resilience for Informal Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer's Dementia PIRCA. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp.117-128. ISSN 1657-9267.

Psychological intervention programs of cognitive behavioral approach to informal caregivers of Alzheimer's patients have been so far, the most used by the effectiveness of their results. The objective of this study is the implementation of the program PIRCA (Resilience Intervention Program for Informal Caregivers of Alzheimer's patients) submitted to monitor changes in subjects after participating in the program. Participants were 10 informal caregivers, who were unpaid, untrained and lived with the patient. A cross-sectional comparative experimental study was designed as a pre-test/post-test type. The results indicated that the scores of the variables with depression which more variable state were: euthymic state, overload and coping strategies such as seeking social support and religion. Thus, it is concluded that intervene resilience responds to an own basic for caregivers as it is present in the personality characteristics of the caregiver.

Keywords : intervention program; resilience; informal caregiver; Alzheimer.

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