The references below contain links to the published papers about the START trial. They provide evidence about the clinical outcomes, the cost effectiveness data, what carers thought of the intervention and the full project report.
Clinical effectiveness of a manual based coping strategy programme (START, STrAtegies for RelaTives) in promopting the mental health of carers of family members with dementia: pragmatic randomised controlled trial.
Livingston G, Barber J, Rapaport P, Knapp M, Griffin M, Livingston D, Walker Z, Mummery C, Sampson E, Cooper C (2013). BMJ 2013; 347:f276
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) full report.
Livingston G, Barber J, Rapaport P, Knapp M, Griffin M, Romeo R, King D, Livingston D, Lewis-Holmes E, Mummery C, Walker Z, Hoe J, Cooper C (2014). http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hta/volume-18/issue-61#abstract
Cost-effectiveness of a manual-based coping strategy programme in promoting the mental health of family carers of people with dementia: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.
Knapp M, King D, Romeo R, Schehl, B, Barber J, Griffin M, Rapaport P, Livingston D, Mummery C Walker Z, Sampson E, Cooper C, Livingston G (2013). BMJ 2013; 347:f6342
START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) coping strategy for family carers of adults with dementia: qualitative study of participants' views about the intervention.
Sommerlad A, Manela M, Cooper C, Rapaport P, Livingston G (2014). http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/6/e005273.full
Coping strategies as mediators of the effect of the START (strategies for RelaTives) intervention on psychological morbidity for family carers of people with dementia in a randomised controlled trial.
Li R, Cooper C, Barber J, Rapaport P, Griffin M, Livingston G (2014). http://ac.els-cdn.com/S016503271400439X/1-s2.0-S016503271400439X-main.pdf?_tid=5824d7ca-69b4-11e4-845f-00000aacb361&acdnat=1415718582_f11db8ad2d86db82c28d8e1c35b10bf2
Long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological intervention for family carers of people with dementia: a single-blind, randomised, controlled trial.
Livingston G, Barber J, Rapaport P, Knapp M, Griffin M, King D, Romeo R, Livingston D, Mummery C, Walker Z, Hoe J, Cooper C (2014). http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(14)00073-X/fulltext
Effectiveness of START psychological intervention in reducing abuse by dementia family carers: randomized controlled trial.
Cooper C, Barber J, Griffin M, Rapaport P and Livingston G (2015). http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=10065248&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S1041610215002033