Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Nursing Research (5R01NR016466)
Received: 27 April 2020
Accepted: 5 May 2020
First Online: 24 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Institutional Review Board (IRB1 #Pro00064441) on behalf of all participating study sites, conforms to the Declaration of Helsinki, and is conducted in compliance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) of the International Conference of Harmonization (ICH). Respite center volunteers, caregivers, provide written informed consent for their study participation. When appropriate, written consent or verbal assent are gained for persons with dementia, otherwise written informed consent is obtained by their legally authorized representative. All consenting is conducted by appropriately trained and IRB approved study personnel as noted on the study’s Delegation of Responsibility log.
: No applicable.
: The authors declare that there are no competing interests with regard to this protocol or the study.