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Caregiver strain

Rosa Casado-Mejía, Esperanza Ruiz-Arias
PURPOSE: To analyze the factors that influence the strain on family caregivers of elderly dependent people, relating it to the strategy of care, with a gender perspective. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: We interviewed 328 Spanish family caregivers in 2012. Main variable: Caregiver Strain Index (CSI). INDEPENDENT VARIABLES: relationship, sex, age, marital status, education level, employment status, socioeconomic status, family and/or institutional supports, time they devote to care, and how long they have been giving care...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Michael J McCarthy, Gretchen Behimer, Jeffrey A Anderson, Ilka Riddle
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers of youth with DD and behavioral health issues experience the highest level of caregiving strain. Many must also deal with their own or another family member's chronic health condition, which may place them at additional risk for poor outcomes. AIMS: (1) Provide a "snapshot" of DD family caregivers based on a national sample; (2) identify risk and protective factors among groups of DD caregivers with graduated levels of health-related stressors; (3) examine the impact of risk and protective factors on strain for DD caregivers...
October 6, 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Iccha Basnyat, Leanne Chang
In Singapore, the responsibility of caring for persons with dementia falls on family members who cope with a long-term caregiver burden, depending on available support resources. Hiring foreign domestic workers to alleviate caregiver burden becomes a prevalent coping strategy that caregivers adopt. This strategy allows caregivers to provide home care as part of fulfilling family obligations while managing the caregiver burden. This study aimed to investigate primary caregivers' relationship with hired support and its impact on coping with caregiver burden...
October 6, 2016: Health Communication
Christine Toye, Richard Parsons, Susan Slatyer, Samar M Aoun, Rachael Moorin, Rebecca Osseiran-Moisson, Keith D Hill
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge of older people receiving care at home offers a salient opportunity to identify and address their family caregivers' self-identified support needs. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that the extent to which family caregivers of older people discharged home from hospital felt prepared to provide care at home would be positively influenced by their inclusion in the new Further Enabling Care at Home program. DESIGN: This single-blind randomised controlled trial compared outcomes from usual care alone with those from usual care plus the new program...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Thusa Sabapathy, Douglas L Vanderbilt, Irina Zamora, Marilyn Augustyn
Juanita is a 13-year-old non-verbal Latina girl with autism spectrum disorder, moderate intellectual disability, and a seizure disorder whose aggressive behaviors toward her parents have significantly worsened over the past few months.Juanita's monolingual Spanish-speaking parents are here today for medication management at her primary care clinic. The parents report that Juanita pinches them, pulls their hair, and hits her head with her fists. Her aggression toward them is usually triggered by feelings of frustrations, leaving her parents feeling like they have to walk on eggshells around her and have led to differing parenting styles...
October 2016: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
Monika Kozińska, Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopeć
INTRODUCTION: The risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) infection is correlated with the concentration of infectious particles and exposure time. In closed populations, healthy people staying in very frequent, close and prolonged contact with a smear-positive person, become infected and represent another link in the chain of transmission of the disease. Therefore, in the fight against tuberculosis, an important element is quick identification of the patient and potentially infected people from his environment...
2016: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
Rosalie H Wang, Aishwarya Sudhama, Momotaz Begum, Rajibul Huq, Alex Mihailidis
BACKGROUND: Robots have the potential to both enable older adults with dementia to perform daily activities with greater independence, and provide support to caregivers. This study explored perspectives of older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their caregivers on robots that provide stepwise prompting to complete activities in the home. METHODS: Ten dyads participated: Older adults with mild-to-moderate AD and difficulty completing activity steps, and their family caregivers...
September 23, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
Bonnie J Wakefield, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin
BACKGROUND: Remote health monitoring applications are being adopted to improve the health of chronically ill individuals. Little work has focused on the effects of these technologies on informal caregivers (CG) of patients with chronic illnesses. OBJECTIVES: To examine differences in caregiving appraisal between CG of enrolled and nonenrolled Veterans in the home telehealth (HT) program. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey methodology in 244 dyads (Veteran and CG) from 6 rural Midwestern Veterans Affairs Medical Centers...
September 15, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Julie T Bidwell, Karen S Lyons, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence from the broader caregiving literature about the interdependent nature of the caregiving dyad, few studies in heart failure (HF) have examined associations between caregiver and patient characteristics. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to quantitatively synthesize the relationships between caregiver well-being and patient outcomes. METHODS: The MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL databases were searched for studies of adult HF patients and informal caregivers that tested the relationship between caregiver well-being (perceived strain and psychological distress) and patient outcomes of interest...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Tianyi Huang, Shelley S Tworoger, Jonathan L Hecht, Megan S Rice, Anil K Sood, Laura D Kubzansky, Elizabeth M Poole
BACKGROUND: The β2-adrenergic signaling pathway mediates the effects of chronic stress on ovarian cancer progression in mouse models. The relevance of this pathway to human ovarian cancer remains unknown. METHODS: We assessed tumor expression of β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) using tissue microarrays in 237 ovarian cancer cases from the Nurses' Health Studies (NHS/NHSII). Competing risks Cox regression was used to evaluate whether associations of reproductive, hormonal, and psychosocial factors with ovarian cancer risk differed by ADRB2...
September 1, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Hannah Weyer-Wendl, Peter Walter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research is to quantify the cost burden, care times and the impact on the quality of life (QoL) of informal caring relatives caring for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Moreover we investigated the impact of care times on the QoL. METHODS: Through a specifically designed questionnaire, 150 caring relatives were interviewed retrospectively on all accrued financial costs, caring times incurred and the current QoL, assessed by a Visual Analogue Scale for happiness (VAS)...
December 2016: Health Economics Review
Jesper Mortensen, Nadya Dich, Theis Lange, Kristina Alexanderson, Marcel Goldberg, Jenny Head, Mika Kivimäki, Ida Eh Madsen, Reiner Rugulies, Jussi Vahtera, Marie Zins, Naja Hulvej Rod
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the individual, joint and interactive effects of job strain and informal caregiving on long-term sickness absence with special attention to gender differences. METHODS: The study comprised a prospective cohort study of 6798 working adults from France, 14 727 from Finland, and 5275 from the UK. A total of 26 800 participants, age 52 (interquartile range 47-56) years participated in the study. Job strain was assessed using the demand-control model...
August 24, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Maryann Abendroth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Caregiver Strain Risk Screen-10 (CSRS-10) was psychometrically tested as a modification of the 28-item Caregiver Strain Risk Screen (CSRS) to measure risk for strain in caregivers of persons with Parkinson's disease. Risk for strain in this population is high because of the unpredictability of disease progression. METHODS: Caregivers (N = 223) provided data for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to assess the factor structure of the items...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kathrine G Nissen, Kelly Trevino, Theis Lange, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Caring for a family member with advanced cancer strains family caregivers. Classification of family types has been shown to identify patients at risk of poor psychosocial function. However, little is known about how family relationships affect caregiver psychosocial function. OBJECTIVES: To investigate family types identified by a cluster analysis and to examine the reproducibility of cluster analyses. We also sought to examine the relationship between family types and caregivers' psychosocial function...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Heehyul Moon, Sunshine Rote, Jeff A Beaty
The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive understanding of how the caregiving setting relates to caregiving experience among Baby Boomer caregivers (CGs). Based on a secondary data analysis (the National Study of Caregiving, N = 782), compared with CGs providing care to an older adult living in the community, CGs to older adults in non-NH residential care settings reported better emotional well-being, self-rated health, and relationship quality and less provision of assistance older adults with daily activities...
August 9, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Ying Chen, Ankura Singh, Olivia I Okereke, Laura D Kubzansky
OBJECTIVES: To review the contribution of the Nurses' Health Studies (NHS) on factors that influence mental and physical health. METHODS: Narrative review of all published articles using data from the NHS, the NHS II, and the Growing Up Today Study focusing on mental health conditions (e.g., depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety) and psychosocial resources and stressors (e.g., job strain, interpersonal violence, social relationships, sexual orientation) between 1990 and 2016...
September 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Nicole DePasquale, Courtney A Polenick, Jesse Hinde, Jeremy W Bray, Steven H Zarit, Phyllis Moen, Leslie B Hammer, David M Almeida
Men in the United States are increasingly involved in their children's lives and currently represent 40% of informal caregivers to dependent relatives or friends aged 18 years and older. Yet much more is known about the health effects of varying family role occupancies for women relative to men. The present research sought to fill this empirical gap by first comparing the health behavior (sleep duration, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, fast food consumption) of men who only occupy partner roles and partnered men who also fill father, informal caregiver, or both father and informal caregiver (i...
July 22, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
Nynke de Groot, Angélica A Venekamp, Hanneke W Torij, Mijke P Lambregtse-Van den Berg, Gouke J Bonsel
INTRODUCTION: pregnancy care for vulnerable women is often perceived as a burden by caregivers as vulnerable clients require complex case management, additional time, and more often show adverse perinatal outcomes. Vulnerable clients bring about additional work strain for the caregiver, especially when the workload is high. We define client vulnerability as coexistence of psychopathology, psychosocial problems or substance use, together with features of deprivation. We investigated, as part of a national programme, whether the subjective caregiver's perception of workload and the objective registry-based caseload of vulnerable clients are in agreement, and whether a structured organisation of antenatal risk management reduces the burden associated with the perceived workload, in particular if the objective caseload is high...
September 2016: Midwifery
Elizabeth A Gage-Bouchard, Susan LaValley, Michelle Mollica, Lynda Kwon Beaupin
BACKGROUND: Americans are increasingly using social media (such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter) for health-related communication. Much of the previous research on social media and health communication has focused on Facebook groups related to a specific disease or Facebook pages related to an advocacy organization. Less is known about how people communicate about cancer on personal Facebook pages. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we expand upon previous research by examining how cancer caregivers use personal Facebook pages for cancer-related communication...
July 20, 2016: Cancer Nursing
Sun Hee Park, Yeon-Sook Kim, Younghee Jung, Soo Young Choi, Nam-Hyuk Cho, Hye Won Jeong, Jung Yeon Heo, Ji Hyun Yoon, Jacob Lee, Shinhye Cheon, Kyung Mok Sohn
BACKGROUND: A Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in South Korea in 2015 started by a single imported case and was amplified by intra- and inter-hospital transmission. We describe two hospital outbreaks of MERS-CoV infection in Daejeon caused by a single patient who was infected by the first Korean case of MERS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Demographic and clinical information involving MERS cases in the Daejeon cluster were retrospectively collected and potential contacts and exposures were assessed...
June 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
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