The interplay of institution and family caregiving: Relations between patient hassles, nursing home hassles and caregivers' burnout

Britt Almberg, Margareta Grafstrm, Kathleen Krichbaum, Bengt Winblad

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-939
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2000

Keywords

  • Caregiving burnout
  • Dementia
  • Nursing homes
  • Population-based study

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