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Titolo:
Vulnerability of husband and wife caregivers of Alzheimer disease patientsto caregiving stressors
Autore:
Croog, SH; Sudilovsky, A; Burleson, JA; Baume, RM;
Indirizzi:
Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Behav Sci & Community Hlth, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 y Hlth, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Sch Med, Dept Psychiat, Pittsburgh, PA USA Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA Med, Dept Psychiat, Pittsburgh, PA USA Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Community Med & Hlth Care, Farmington, CT06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 th Care, Farmington, CT06030 USA Bur Community Hlth, AIDS Div, Dept Publ Hlth, Hartford, CT USA Bur Community Hlth Hartford CT USA Div, Dept Publ Hlth, Hartford, CT USA
Titolo Testata:
ALZHEIMER DISEASE & ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
fascicolo: 4, volume: 15, anno: 2001,
pagine: 201 - 210
SICI:
0893-0341(200110/12)15:4<201:VOHAWC>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GENDER DIFFERENCES; FAMILY CAREGIVERS; SPOUSE CAREGIVERS; DEMENTIA PATIENTS; DEPRESSION; WIVES; BURDEN; MORBIDITY; SYMPTOMS; ADULTS;
Keywords:
Alzheimer disease caregiving; spouse caregivers; caregiver well being; vulnerability; depressive symptoms; anxiety;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Croog, SH Univ Connecticut, Ctr Hlth, Dept Behav Sci & Community Hlth, Farmington, CT 06030 USA Univ Connecticut Farmington CT USA 06030 rmington, CT 06030 USA
Citazione:
S.H. Croog et al., "Vulnerability of husband and wife caregivers of Alzheimer disease patientsto caregiving stressors", ALZ DIS A D, 15(4), 2001, pp. 201-210

Abstract

This study assessed relationships between problem behaviors in 199 Alzheimer Disease patients and vulnerability factors in the well being and emotional health of their spouse caregivers. Among caregiver wives and the youngercaregiver husbands (64 years old and under) the volume of patient problem behavior was significantly negatively associated with total scores on a summary well being measure. The association was not found within the older husband caregiver group. Considering five subdimensions of the summary well being scale (Anxiety, Depressive Symptoms, Positive Well Being, Vitality and General Health), correlational analyses showed that the total patient problems measure appeared to have impact primarily among wife caregivers, particularly those 64 years old and under. Multiple regression analyses showed that one patient problem behavior category, Emotional Lability, was the single strongest predictor of impaired well being of the caregiver among all five subdimensions of the caregiver well being measure. Although Destructive Behavior of the patient was not significant by itself, an Age by DestructiveBehavior interaction showed that high levels of patient Destructive Behavior predicted high levels of Depression, Anxiety, and low levels of PositiveWell Being more among younger caregivers. Husband caregivers had significantly higher Anxiety scores than wife caregivers. These findings document how particular patient problem behaviors can affect caregivers. They point upas well how both gender and age may help target which caregivers are most vulnerable to the stress of specific Alzheimer patient behavior problems. They also suggest the utility of examining specific dimensions of well beingrather than a total score alone for purposes of understanding the relationship of particular patient behavior problems to caregiver emotional and physical health.

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