Factors underlying caregiver stress in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Mioshi, Eneida, Bristow, Matt, Cook, Rachel and Hodges, John R. (2009) Factors underlying caregiver stress in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 27 (1). pp. 76-81. ISSN 1420-8008

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BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) has devastating effects on patients and caregivers, yet the factors underlying caregiver stress are poorly understood. METHODS: 108 caregivers (79 = FTD, 29 = Alzheimer's disease) participated in a postal survey. Self-report measures of perceived stress, depression, social networks, as well as patient-based measures of behaviour change and activities of daily living were completed. RESULTS: Depression was a cardinal feature in FTD caregivers, and it accounted for more than 58% of stress scores. Both depression and stress were significantly higher than in AD. Neither the severity of behaviour changes nor functional disability explained caregiver stress. CONCLUSION: Caregiver stress is a multidimensional construct, and FTD caregivers should receive more support than currently available. Depression plays a key role in coping ability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: activities of daily living,aged,psychology,physiology,psychology,psychology,psychology,female,humans,male,psychometrics,sex factors,social support,psychology
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 07:29
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 02:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80493
DOI: 10.1159/000193626

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