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Palomino-Moral, Pedro A.

Social support and subjective burden in caregivers of adults and older adults: A meta-analysis

Background: Despite the generally accepted belief that social support improves caregiver adjustment in general and subjective burden in particular, the literature shows mixed findings, and a recent review concluded that the predictive strength of caregiver social support in determining caregiver burden is less evident, due to the conceptual diversity of this determinant.; Objective: The purpose of this review is to analyse the relationship of perceived and received social support with subjective burden among informal caregivers of an adult or older adult.;

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:54

Coping and subjective burden in caregivers of older relatives: a quantitative systematic review

Aim.  This article is a report on a review of the effect of coping strategies on subjective burden in informal caregivers of older adults.

Background.  Informal care has negative effects on caregivers’ health, and subjective burden is one of these. It has been linked with other effects (e.g. anxiety and depression). Thus, greater prevention of subjective burden will mean increased prevention of these effects. To achieve this, identification of factors related to subjective burden is essential.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11