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Dyer EA, Kansagara D, McInnes DK, et al. Mobile Applications and Internet-based Approaches for Supporting Non-professional Caregivers: A Systematic Review [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2012 Nov.

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DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

The following abbreviations are used throughout this document:

ACTION

Assisting Carers using Telematics Interventions to meet Older Persons’ Needs

AD

Alzheimer’s disease

ADHD

Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

BSFC

Burden Scale for Family Caregivers

BSI

Brief Symptom Inventory

CAI

Caregiver Appraisal Inventory

CG

Caregiver, non-professional family members, friends, or community members

CHESS

Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System

CHIT

Consumer health information technologies, defined as interactive technologies that provide targeted or tailored health information and/or self-management tools or applications designed to support consumers’ management of their health, health care, or health information

CR

Care-receiver/care-recipient, whether adult, child, or patient

CSES

Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale

CSP

Customized Sleep Profile

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident, stroke

ER

Emergency room

HPN

Home Parenteral Nutrition

ICSS

Internet-based Caregiver Support Service

ICT

Information Computing Technology

ICU

Intensive care unit

IRC

Internet resources

IVR

Interactive voice response

KQ

Key question

NR

Not reported

OFPS

Online Family Problem-Solving

PCP

Primary care physician

PDA

Personal digital assistant

PDF

Portable Document Format, a file format used to represent documents for display on computers, smartphones and tablets

PIES

Prostate Interactive Education System

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder

QOL

Quality of life

RCT

Randomized controlled trial

SCL-90

Symptom Checklist-90

SMS

Short Message Service, a protocol that supports text messaging for mobile phones

SNF

Skilled nursing facility

SRG

Stress-Related Growth

SUS

System Usability Scale

SWLS

Satisfaction with Life Scale

TBI

Traumatic brain injury

TOPS

Teen Online Problem Solving

Tx

Treatment

VA

Veterans Affairs, United States Department of

VHA

Veterans Health Administration

WAMMI

Website Analysis and Measurement Inventory

WECARE

Web Enabled Caregiver Access to Resources and Education

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