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Wyller, Torgeir Bruun

Correlates of intrusion and avoidance as stress response symptoms in family carers of patients suffering from dementia

AIMS: To explore intrusion and avoidance in family carers of dementia patients. METHOD: We studied 196 family carers of 196 home-dwelling dementia patients.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

The relative stress scale, a useful instrument to identify various aspects of carer burden in dementia?

Objective: To identify carer and patient characteristics associated with various aspects of burden of care.

Method: The burden on 196 carers, each caring for one patient with dementia, was rated by means of the Relative Stress Scale (RSS). Patients were assessed with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09