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Predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia.
J Adv Nurs. 2012 Apr; 68(4):846-55.JA

Abstract

AIMS

This article is a report on a study of the multidimensional predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia using nationally representative data.

BACKGROUND

Caregiver burden affects the health of both caregivers and their care-recipients. Although previous studies identified various predictors of caregiver burden, these predictors have not been confirmed in nationally representative population.

METHODS

Data for this secondary analysis was provided by the National Alliance for Caregiving, American Association of Retired Persons. The data were collected through a telephone survey of randomly selected adults in seven states in 2003 (weight adjusted n = 302). Descriptive statistics, inter-correlation analysis and a hierarchical multiple regression analysis were performed.

RESULTS/FINDINGS

Disease-related factors were the most significant predictors, explaining 16% of caregiver burden; these were followed by caregiver socio-demographical factors and caregiving-related factors (F = 21·28, P < 0·01). Significant individual predictors were impairment of activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, the number of hours of caregiving, use of coping strategies, co-residence, spousal status and caregiver gender (P < 0·05).

CONCLUSION

Impaired function in care-recipients predicts caregiver burden, and also interacts with demographical- and caregiving-related factors. Thus, it will be beneficial to both care-recipients and caregivers to target nursing interventions and community services to improve the functional abilities of individuals with dementia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. cb5gj@virginia.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21793872

Citation

Kim, Heejung, et al. "Predictors of Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Individuals With Dementia." Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 68, no. 4, 2012, pp. 846-55.
Kim H, Chang M, Rose K, et al. Predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(4):846-55.
Kim, H., Chang, M., Rose, K., & Kim, S. (2012). Predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(4), 846-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05787.x
Kim H, et al. Predictors of Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Individuals With Dementia. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(4):846-55. PubMed PMID: 21793872.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia. AU - Kim,Heejung, AU - Chang,Mido, AU - Rose,Karen, AU - Kim,Sunha, Y1 - 2011/07/28/ PY - 2011/7/29/entrez PY - 2011/7/29/pubmed PY - 2012/7/20/medline SP - 846 EP - 55 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 68 IS - 4 N2 - AIMS: This article is a report on a study of the multidimensional predictors of caregiver burden in caregivers of individuals with dementia using nationally representative data. BACKGROUND: Caregiver burden affects the health of both caregivers and their care-recipients. Although previous studies identified various predictors of caregiver burden, these predictors have not been confirmed in nationally representative population. METHODS: Data for this secondary analysis was provided by the National Alliance for Caregiving, American Association of Retired Persons. The data were collected through a telephone survey of randomly selected adults in seven states in 2003 (weight adjusted n = 302). Descriptive statistics, inter-correlation analysis and a hierarchical multiple regression analysis were performed. RESULTS/FINDINGS: Disease-related factors were the most significant predictors, explaining 16% of caregiver burden; these were followed by caregiver socio-demographical factors and caregiving-related factors (F = 21·28, P < 0·01). Significant individual predictors were impairment of activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, the number of hours of caregiving, use of coping strategies, co-residence, spousal status and caregiver gender (P < 0·05). CONCLUSION: Impaired function in care-recipients predicts caregiver burden, and also interacts with demographical- and caregiving-related factors. Thus, it will be beneficial to both care-recipients and caregivers to target nursing interventions and community services to improve the functional abilities of individuals with dementia. SN - 1365-2648 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21793872/Predictors_of_caregiver_burden_in_caregivers_of_individuals_with_dementia_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05787.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -