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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality Of Life And Work Overload Among Elderly Outpatient Caregivers [qualidade De Vida E Sobrecarga De Trabalho Em Cuidadores De Idosos Em Seguimento Ambulatorial]
Author: de Oliveira D.C.
de Carvalho G.S.F.
Stella F.
Higa C.M.H.
D'Elboux M.J.
Abstract: We evaluated the quality of life related to health and work overloads among 126 caregivers to patients at two geriatric outpatient clinics of a university hospital, as well as the association between overloads and demographic and clinical variables, using an exploratory, descriptive, cross sectional and quantitative approach. The Zarit Burden Interview, a socio-demographic and clinical characterization instrument, was used to assess perceived workloads and the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) was used to assess quality of life related of health. Descriptive, comparative, correlative, and multivariate data analyses were carried out. There was significant difference between two outpatient caregiver workloads; all socio-demographic aspects and variables related to care were associated to worsening at least one dimension of the SF-36; frequent illnesses among caregivers were related to a worsening of their quality of life related to health, demonstrating the wear experienced by caregivers to the elderly in these health care units.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-07072011000200003
Date Issue: 2011
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