Hives 2021

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Caregiver Focused
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
No blinding
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Aerobic exercise // Waitlist control
Dosage and Duration
The exercise group was assigned a 24-week aerobic training program that incrementally increased the intensity, duration, and frequency of the exercise program until 150 min of moderate to vigorous activity were completed per week by the ninth week.
Absolute Number of Participants
68
Health Status/Diagnosis
Caregiver
Primary outcomes
Caregiver burden // Psychological functioning
Key Points
"Multilevel modeling revealed significant decreases in caregiver burden (beta = -4.60, 95% confidence interval [CI] = [-8.82, -0.38], RLMM2 = 0.11) and depression (beta = -2.59, 95% CI = [-4.79, -0.38], RLMM2 = 0.13), as well as increases in mastery (beta = 1.78, 95% CI = [0.09, 3.46], RLMM2 = .04) in the exercise intervention group compared to the control group." Hives 2021