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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality Of Life Of Alzheimer Patients' Caregivers [qualidade De Vida Do Cuidador Do Portador De Doença De Alzheimer]
Author: Bagne B.M.
Gasparino R.C.
Abstract: This research aimed at evaluating the quality of life of Alzheimer patients' caregivers and his-her relationship with patient's level of functional independence. The quantitative study was conducted with 66 caregivers, at the Support Center for Aged People in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil, from May to August, 2011. Data collection was conducted on the basis of World Health Organization Quality of Life - Bref and Functional Independence Measure. Quality of life resulted in an average of 65.2 points for physical domain; 57.1 for psychological domain; 62.6 for social relations; 54.6 for environment; 65 for quality of life as a whole; and 58.7 for general health evaluation. No significant correlation was found out among the tools. Quality of life evaluation and development of professional strategies can help decrease caregivers' health deterioration process.
Editor: Centro de Estudos da Faculdade de Enfermagem da UERJ
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2014
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