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Table 1 PICO table

From: A critical evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions for improving the well-being of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review protocol

Population Interventions Comparison Outcomes
  Intervention category Example(s)   Example(s) outcome(s) Example(s) of outcome measures
• Primary caregivers
• Informal/unpaid caregivers
• 18 years and above
Psychosocial Counselling Non-exposed controls Caregiver burden/caregiver strain 1. Caregiver strain index
2. Caregiver burden scale
  Psychosocial Group therapy sessions Caregivers of healthy children HRQoL 1. EQ-5D
2. SF-36
3. WHO QOLBREF
  Psychosocial Cognitive behavioral techniques Caregivers of children with minor illness Depression Becky depression scale
  Psychosocial Cognitive behavioral techniques   Anxiety Hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS)
  Psychosocial Cognitive behavioral techniques   Self-efficacy General self-efficacy scale
General perceived self-efficacy scale
  Educational Oral lectures   Knowledge/information on cerebral palsy Knowledge of cerebral palsy questionnaire
  Physical activity Exercise classes   Physical health levels Borg scale