Comparison of cognitive performance and aspects of the care context in elderly caregivers in Brazil: a follow-up study

Ottaviani, Ana Carolina, Bregola, Allan Gustavo, Terassi, Mariélli, Luchesi, Bruna Moretti, Souza, Érica Nestor, de Oliveira, Nathalia Alves, Fraga, Francisco José and Pavarini, Sofia Cristina Iost (2020) Comparison of cognitive performance and aspects of the care context in elderly caregivers in Brazil: a follow-up study. Dementia e Neuropsychologia, 14 (2). pp. 159-164. ISSN 1980-5764

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Abstract

Cognitive health is important for the quality of life and well-being of elderly caregivers. Cognitive impairments can negatively affect the ability to care for oneself and others. Objective: To compare cognitive performance and aspects of the care context in elderly caregivers of older adults in a three-year follow-up investigation Methods: A longitudinal study was conducted of 61 elderly caregivers treated in primary care in a city in the interior of the state of São Paulo with data collected in 2014 and 2017. Sociodemographic characteristics, the care context, cognition, performance for activities of daily living, burden and depressive symptoms were collected in individual interviews. Data analysis was performed to compare categorical and continuous variables. Results: Significant increases were found between baseline and follow-up for the language domain score of the cognitive evaluation (p=0.024), receipt of material support (p=0.020), time providing care (p=0.045) and dependence of elderly care recipient for basic activities of daily living (p=0.042). Conclusion: Elderly caregivers performed better on the domain of language, received more material/financial support, spent more time on care and reported greater dependence of the elderly care recipient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged,caregivers,cognition,mental health,primary health care,sensory systems,neurology,geriatrics and gerontology,clinical neurology,cognitive neuroscience ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2800/2809
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 00:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 00:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75786
DOI: 10.1590/1980-57642020dn14-020009

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