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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Satisfaction With Life Among Elderly Caregivers And Non-caregivers [fatores Associados à Satisfação Com A Vida Em Idosos Cuidadores E Não Cuidadores]
Author: Tomomitsu M.R.S.V.
Perracini M.R.
Neri A.L.
Abstract: This article seeks to investigate associations between satisfaction with life and sociodemo-graphic variables, health conditions, functionality, social involvement and social support among elderly caregivers and non-caregivers, as well as between satisfaction and the intensity of stress in the caregiver group. A sample of 338 caregivers was selected according to two items of the Brazilian version of the Elders Life Stress Inventory. A comparison-group of elderly non-caregivers was selected at random, with a similar gender, age and income profle. Data were derived from self-reported questionnaires and scales. Elderly caregivers with low levels of satisfaction and high levels of stress revealed more symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, diseases and worse IADL performance. Those with greater satisfaction and less stress revealed a good level of social support. Insomnia, depression and fatigue were associated with low satisfaction among caregivers, and with fatigue, depression and low social support among non-caregivers. It was considered relevant that instrumental, psychological and informative support can improve the quality of life and the quality of care provided by elderly caregivers, especially if they are affected by unfavorable health and psychosocial conditions and low satisfaction with life.
Editor: Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232014198.13952013
Date Issue: 2014
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