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Nursing Problems / Problemy Pielęgniarstwa
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2/2012
vol. 20
 
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Original paper

Sens of burden of the families taking care of patient with Alzheimer’s disease

Marlena Szewczyczak
,
Eliza Adryan
,
Maria Stachowska
,
Dorota Talarska

Online publish date: 2012/09/10
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Introduction. Patients with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease often require regular night care. Research shows 92% of people with Alzheimer’s
disease living at home during the course of the disease and therefore the burden of care rests with the family.
Aim of the study. Aim of the study is to show the factors affecting the sense of caregiver burden a person suffering from Alzheimer’s
disease and forms of aid carried by a family nurse.

Material and methods. The study was performed among 100 caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Research tool was a questionnaire
with a Sense of Burden Questionnaire.

Results. The dependence between age, gender, occupational status, health status and the degree of kinship caregiver burden and a high
sense of care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Existence of carer support being carried affects the lower sense of burden on care. The
need for a temporary stay home for the sick has been demonstrated in patients with a high sense of burden.

Conclusions. Studies have shown a significant burden guardian and family of the person with Alzheimer’s disease. The study nurse who has
the care of the family is important to identify areas where there are deficits in the correct direction being carried both institutional support
and emotional.
keywords:

caregiver burden; Alzheimer disease

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