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Titolo:
The stress and psychological morbidity of the Alzheimer patient caregiver
Autore:
Gonzalez-Salvador, MT; Arango, C; Lyketsos, CG; Barba, AC;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Hosp, Neuropsychiat & Memory Grp, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Johns Hopkins Hosp Baltimore MD USA 21287 ry Grp, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Maryland Psychiat Res Ctr, Baltimore, MD 21228 USA Maryland Psychiat Res Ctr Baltimore MD USA 21228 Baltimore, MD 21228 USA Univ Complutense Madrid, Dept Psiquiatria, Madrid, Spain Univ Complutense Madrid Madrid Spain d, Dept Psiquiatria, Madrid, Spain
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 9, volume: 14, anno: 1999,
pagine: 701 - 710
SICI:
0885-6230(199909)14:9<701:TSAPMO>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FAMILY CAREGIVERS; DEMENTIA SUFFERERS; SPOUSE CAREGIVERS; OLDER ADULTS; BURDEN; DEPRESSION; DISEASE; IMPACT; HOME; CARE;
Keywords:
caregiver; stress; psychological morbidity; Alzheimer disease;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
46
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lyketsos, CG Johns Hopkins Hosp, Neuropsychiat & Memory Grp, Osler 320, Baltimore, MD 21287 USA Johns Hopkins Hosp Osler 320 Baltimore MD USA 21287 21287 USA
Citazione:
M.T. Gonzalez-Salvador et al., "The stress and psychological morbidity of the Alzheimer patient caregiver", INT J GER P, 14(9), 1999, pp. 701-710

Abstract

Background. Alzheimer's family caregivers suffer from psychological and physical morbidity associated with the care of the Alzheimer's patient. The objectives of the study were to compare stress and psychological morbidity between family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients and family caregivers of aged non-demented chronically ill patients and to explore the impactof cognitive and non-cognitive patient symptoms on caregivers. Method. Fifty-eight caregivers of Alzheimer's patients (cases) and 32 caregivers of non-demented chronically ill patients (controls) were studied. A cross-sectional case-control design was employed using validated scales to assess patient symptomatology and self-report questionnaires to measure stress and psychological morbidity in caregivers. Results. Compared to controls, stress and psychological morbidity were higher in caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. Behavioral symptoms and impairment in instrumental activities of daily living were associated with caregiver stress. Length of care was associated with caregiver psychological morbidity. Conclusions. Caregiver stress may be reduced with special attention paid to the treatment and management of behavioral and functional symptoms in theAlzheimer's disease patient. Caregiver education and coping skills should also be included. (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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