The purpose of the study described in this article was to examine the longitudinal pattern of subjective burden in a sample of 899 wives caring for husbands with irreversible dementia.
Differences in caregiver burden between those caregivers who continued home care and those who placed their relative in institutional care were also tested.
For both continuing care and placement cohorts the longitudinal pattern showed increases in burden.
However, significantly higher levels of burden were found in the caregivers who placed their husbands in institutional care than in those who continued care in the home.
Following placement, the wives experienced a decrease in burden.
Clinical and health policy implications of these findings are also addressed for nurses and other health professionals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence Alzheimer, Homme, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Soin, A domicile, Conjoint, Charge, Recommandation, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Santé communautaire, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alzheimer disease, Human, Cohort study, Follow up study, United States, North America, America, Care, At home, Spouse, Load, Recommendation, Health staff, Nurse, Professional practice, Community health, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0301714
Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 16/11/1999.