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Table 1 Summary characteristics of included studies

From: Acceptability of psychosocial interventions for dementia caregivers: a systematic review

Variable Number of studies %
Study design
 Randomized controlled trial 29 69%
 Pre-test/post-test trial or quasi-experiment 8 19%
 Mixed method 2 5%
 Qualitative 3 7%
Intervention target
 Caregiver 23 55%
 Dyads (Patient and caregiver) 19 45%
Setting
 Home-based 22 52%
 Hospital/outpatient clinics 6 14%
 Community health center 2 5%
 Social settings (shops, church, etc.) 1 2%
 Telephone/internet-based 7 17%
 Not reported 4 10%
Implementation workforce
 Specialist 37 88%
 Lay worker 2 5%
 Not reported 3 7%
Intervention type
 Cognitive 10 24%
 Physical 2 5%
 Social 6 14%
 Other psychosocial intervention (multi-component) 24 57%