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Assessing and Addressing Family Caregivers' Needs and Risks in Primary Care

Objectives: To characterize current practices, barriers, and facilitators to assessing and addressing family caregivers' needs and risks in primary care.; Design: Cross-sectional, national mail-based survey.; Setting: American Medical Association Masterfile database.; Participants: U.S.

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 15:24

A Visual-Analogue Screening Tool for Assessing Mood and Quality of Daily Life Complications in Family Members of People Living With Cancer: Portuguese Version of the Emotion Thermometers: Burden Version

Cancer is a disease that impacts not only the patient but also affects the entire family. Family members experience high levels of distress. Therefore, screening for cancer-specific distress among family members of people with cancer is important but relatively unexplored. This cross-sectional study aims to analyze the psychometric properties of a screening tool for family members of people with cancer. We examined the usefulness of the emotional thermometers burden version (ET-BV) in detecting caregiver emotional distress.

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:15

Screening for elder abuse in dementia in the LASER-AD study: prevalence, correlates and validation of instruments

Background: Several studies have investigated abusive behaviour by carers towards people with dementia, most using unvalidated scales; only two reported correlates of abuse after controlling for mediators and confounders, and these controlled for different factors.

Objective: To investigate the acceptability and validity of the Modified Conflict Tactics Scale (MCTS) and abuse correlates.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:17

Symptoms of dementia among adults with Down's syndrome: a qualitative study

Background  Dementia is common among adults with Down's syndrome (DS); yet the diagnosis of dementia, particularly in its early stage, can be difficult in this population. One possible reason for this may be the different clinical manifestation of dementia among people with intellectual disabilities.

Aims  The aim of this study was to map out the carers' perspective of symptoms of dementia among adults with DS in order to inform the development of an informant-rated screening questionnaire.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

The development of a screening tool to identify carers in a general practice by a large-scale mailed survey: the experience in one Scottish general practice

Aims and objectives.  To determine the feasibility of a screening tool to identify carers in a general practice.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Reliance on carer reports of early symptoms of dementia among adults with intellectual disabilities

As clinicians often rely on carer reports to identify adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) with early signs of dementia, this study focused on carer-reported symptoms to ascertain whether carer reports of decline in everyday function would be a more effective screening method to detect possible cases of dementia than reports of memory decline in older adults with ID. Subjects were 154 participants who were reassessed along with their carers two to three years after baseline.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11