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Titolo:
Institutionalization of demented elderly: the role of caregiver characteristics
Autore:
Pot, AM; Deeg, DJH; Knipscheer, CPM;
Indirizzi:
Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Gen Practice, Nursing Home Med & Social Med, NL-1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1081 BT erdam, Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Psychiat, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1081 HV erdam, Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Sociol & Social Gerontol, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam,Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1081 HV terdam,Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 273 - 280
SICI:
0885-6230(200103)16:3<273:IODETR>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NURSING-HOME PLACEMENT; MINI-MENTAL-STATE; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; INFORMAL CAREGIVERS; PREDICTORS; SPOUSES; CARE; STRESS; HEALTH;
Keywords:
institutionalization; caregivers; family members; dementia; aged;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pot, AM Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Gen Practice, Nursing Home Med & SocialMed, Van Der Boechorststr 7,Room A-524, NL-1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands Vrije Univ Amsterdam Van Der Boechorststr 7,Room A-524 Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1081 BT
Citazione:
A.M. Pot et al., "Institutionalization of demented elderly: the role of caregiver characteristics", INT J GER P, 16(3), 2001, pp. 273-280

Abstract

Background Three sets of caregiver characteristics were examined with respect to their explanatory value for institutionalization of demented elderlypeople: commitment to the caregiving relationship, psychological distress,and personality traits. Method Logistic regression was used to test whether these caregiver characteristics were risk factors for institutionalization of demented elderly people in the first year after baseline measurement (N=138). Control variables were caregivers' sex, age and education. Results The results showed the importance of commitment to the caregiving relationship, indicated by type of relationship between caregiver and care recipient. Demented people cared for by non-spouses were more likely to be institutionalized as compared to those cared for by spouses. For non-spousecare-givers, being more extravert increased the likelihood of institutional placement, whereas for spouse caregivers perceiving more pressure from informal increased this likelihood. Conclusions These findings are in agreement with the assumption that non-spouses are less strongly committed to the caregiving relationship as compared to spouses. Results were independent from elders' impairment in cognitive functioning and (Instrumental) Activities of Daily Living. Caregivers' psychopathology was not a risk factor at all, which is a matter of concern, regarding the consequences for caregivers' own health and health-care utilization, but also for their treatment of the demented elder. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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