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Do Caregiver Characteristics Affect Caregiver Burden Differently in Different Countries?

  • The relationships between caregiver burden as measured with the BSFC-s and six characteristics of caregivers caring for dementia patients were investigated for caregivers from England (n=36), Finland (n=42), and Greece (n=46) using survey data. In all three countries, caregiver burden increases with physical problems of the caregiver, emotional problems of the care giver, and weekly hours of care. Hence, in all three countries, special support for informal care is required when these characteristics are at high levels. When the caregiver is a spouse or long term partner of the person with dementia, lives in the same house as this person, or spends fewer than 20 hours per week for other duties than care, this is associated with less caregiver burden in England, but with more caregiver burden in Greece. Accordingly special support is required for Greek caregivers with these characteristics but the opposite is true for English caregivers.

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Institutes:Zentrale Einrichtungen und Institute / Trimberg Research Academy - TRAc
Author:Uwe KonerdingORCiD, Tom Bowen, Paul Forte, Eleftheria Karampli, Tomi Malmström, Elpida Pavi, Paulus Torkki, Elmar Gräßel
Place of publication:Bamberg
Year of publication:2019
Pages / Size:1 pdf-Datei (10 Seiten)
Year of first publication:2018
Source/Other editions:Ursprünglich in: American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias 2018, Online first. First Published December 30, 2018
SWD-Keyword:Hauspflege ; Krankenpflege ; Psychische Belastung ; Psychophysische Belastung ; Internationaler Vergleich ; Großbritannien ; Finnland ; Griechenland
Keywords:Dementia, informal care, informal caregivers, caregiver burden, cross-cultural, cross-national
DDC-Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
RVK-Classification:XC 5900
Document Type:Variety of texts
Peer Review:Ja
Internationale Verbreitung:Ja
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2019/02/12
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International