Below are some peer-reviewed publications, posters and presentations from the Lab for Caregiving Innovation research team relating to the running of online support groups.

Publications

Oliver, D. P., Washington, K., Gage, L. A., & Demiris, G. (2014). The Promise of Secret Facebook Groups for Active Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients. Jornal of Palliative Medicine, 17(11), 1199-1200. Doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0311
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Benson, J. J., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K. T., Rolbiecki, A. J., Lombardo, C. B., Garza, J. E., & Demiris, G. (2020). Online Social Support Groups for Informal Caregivers of Hospice Patients with Cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 44(10698). Doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.101698
PMCID: PMC7042049
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Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Washington, K., Parker Oliver, D., Shaunfield, S., Gage, L. A., Mooney, M., & Lewis, A. (2015). It is the ‘starting over’ part that is so hard: Using an online group to support hospice bereavement. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(2), 351-357. Doi: 10.1017/S1478951513001235
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Parker Oliver D., Washington K., Wittenberg-Lyles E., Gage A., Mooney M., Demiris G. (2015). Lessons learned from a secret Facebook support group. Health Soc Work, 40(2) 125-133.
PMID: 26027421

Parker Oliver D., Patil S., Benson J., Gage A., Washington K., Kruse R., Demiris,G (2017). The effect of Intervention group support for caregivers on social support, self-efficacy and caregiver burden: A meta-analysis. Telemed J E Health, 23(8), 621-629.
PMID: 28328392

Washington, K. T., Parker Oliver, D., Benson, J. J., Rolbiecki, A. J., Jorgensen, L. A., Cruz-Oliver, D. M., & Demiris, G. (In Press). Factors influencing engagement in an online support group for family caregivers of individuals with advanced cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncolcology.
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Rolbiecki, A. J., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., Benson, J., Jorgensen, L. (In Press). Preliminary Results of Caregiver Speaks: A Storytelling Intervention for Bereaved Family Caregivers. Journal of Loss and Trauma.
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Presentations

Washington, K. T., Parker Oliver, D., Benson, J. J., Rolbiecki, A. J., Jorgensen, L. A., Cruz- Oliver, D. M., & Demiris, G. (2020, March). “You don’t feel like you’re completely alone”: Influences on engagement in an online support group for hospice family caregivers. Poster accepted for presentation at the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network General Assembly, San Diego, CA. Note: Not presented due to event cancellation associated with COVID-19 pandemic.
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Patil, S. J., Washington, K. T., Oliver, D. P., Benson, J. J., Gage, L. A., Kruse, R. L., & Demiris, G. (2017, November). Internet group support interventions for caregivers: A Meta-analysis of depression, stress and health outcomes. Presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group 45th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Rolbiecki, A., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., & Benson, J. (2019, August). Preliminary findings of Caregiver Speaks: A storytelling intervention for bereaved family caregivers of hospice patients. Poster awarded 2nd place prize at the 29th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO.
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