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Factor analysis of the Resilience Scale for Brazilian caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease

Background: Resilience is a dynamic process that acts to modify the effects of an adverse life event. Objectives: In this study, we aimed to test the construct validity of the Resilience Scale by employing exploratory and confirmatory procedures, and to investigate the relationship between caregiver's resilience and clinical status of people with Alzheimer's disease. Methods: A sample of 143 dyads of people with Alzheimer's disease and their primary caregivers were included.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 13:55

“We are humans after all”: Family caregivers’ experience of caring for dependent older adults in Brazil

Objective: This paper aims to understand the experiences of family caregivers with dependent older adults in Brazil and the consequences of caring for dependent older adults in the family caregiver’s life. Methods: This is a qualitative multicenter study employing dialectical hermeneutics as a theoretical framework. In-depth interviews were conducted with 84 family caregivers in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Teresina, Porto Alegre, and Araranguá, and Manaus.

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:51

Virtual support group for family caregivers of elderly people with dementia in the COVID- 19 scenery

Introduction: The physical, mental and social status of family caregivers and their care demands have been largely overlooked. This fact has been no different during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:04

Use of psychotropic drugs and its association with overburden on family caregivers of psychosocial care center users

Objectives: The scope of this study was to investigate the prevalence of psychotropic drug use and its association with the overburden felt by family caregivers of Psychosocial Care Center users. This is a cross-sectional study performed with 537 family caregivers in the 21st Health Region of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Background: The prevalence of psychotropic drug use was calculated with a 95% confidence interval (95%CI) and the heterogeneity tests were performed between the strata of each independent variable.

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 16:08

Subjective life experiences of family caregivers of dependent older adults

Objectives: This study aimed to understand the subjective meanings attributed to home care by family caregivers of dependent older adults through a multicenter qualitative investigation that gathered 84 in-depth interviews with family caregivers from eight Brazilian locations. Methods: The hermeneutic-dialectic, theoretical, methodological framework was employed. Findings: The following categories emerged from the analysis: 1. Movements inhibiting emotions and feelings; 2.

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 13:29

Resilience of family caregivers of children and adolescents in treatment of neoplasms and associated factors

Objectives: analyze the level of resilience of family caregivers of children and adolescents hospitalized for cancer treatment and associated factors. Methods: cross-sectional study, carried out in 2018, with 62 family caregivers in a university hospital in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The instruments CDRisc-10-Br, SRQ20, PSS-14 and WHOQOL-Bref were used to measure resilience, minor psychological disorders, stress, and quality of life, respectively. Inferential statistics were used.

Sat, 06/18/2022 - 14:06

Physical restraint in elderly in home care: a cross-sectional study

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of mechanical restraint and factors associated with its practice in elderly in Home Care. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with 162 elderly randomly assigned to a home care program in Rio de Janeiro, from March 2018 to July 2018. Used as a technique for data collection and direct observation and structured interview of elderly clinical data. Data were analyzed descriptively and inferentially. Results: There was a 13% prevalence of mechanical restraint in elderly in home care.

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 11:48

The place of family caregivers for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease: a literature review in Brazil and the United States

Background: This is a review of the literature on family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease from 2013 to 2017 available in the BVS, Scopus, and PubMed databases. Methods: The descriptors used (translated from Portuguese) were Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, elderly health, by combination.

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 16:22

Living well with kidney disease by patient and care‐partner empowerment: Kidney health for everyone everywhere

An editorial is presented to the article Chronic kidney disease, associated symptoms, and treatment, including medications, dietary and fluid restrictions, and kidney replacement therapy, has disrupt and constrain daily living and impair the quality of life of patients. Topics include the development of validated patient reported outcome measures and used to assess of life participation; and monitoring of life participation has supported by regulatory agencies as a metric for quality care.

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:52

Grieves And Struggles Of Family Caregivers Providing Care For Bedridden Elderly Patients Affected By Chronic Degenerative Diseases

Objective: To understand grieves and struggles of family caregivers providing care for bedridden elderly patients affected by chronic degenerative diseases. Methods: This cross-sectional study was developed following the guidelines of the clinical-qualitative method. The sample was composed of 10 female family caregivers of bedridden elderly patients affected by chronic degenerative diseases in a city in the interior of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The sample size was determined by data saturation.

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 21:12

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