This population-based study investigated the relationship between stresses (hassles) and burnout for 30 family caregivers and their institutionalized demented elderly. The Burnout Measure, the Patient Hassles Scales and the Nursing Home Hassles Scale were used. Hassles included: patient hassles (cognitive, behavior, basic ADL) and nursing home hassles (caregiver-staff, patient-staff, practical/logistical). The cargiver's characteristics are described in relation to burnout and the caregiver's most frequent hassles are discussed. All subscales except basic ADL were correlated to burnout. However, regression analysis showed the nursing home hassles to be the most important stresses explaining variance in burnout among family caregivers. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Nov 14 2000|
- Caregiving burnout
- Nursing homes
- Population-based study