Clinical Geriatrics
Published: 2020-07-15

Multidimensional assessment of caregiver burden in home-based nursing: a cross-sectional study

PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Geriatric and Palliative Department RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam
PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
caregiver burden community chronic patients cross-sectional study quality of life

Abstract

Background. Caregivers experience a number of challenges when caring for a chronically ill patient which can affect their physical, emotional and psychological health. Aim. To assess caregiver burden and its relationship to health-related quality of life among primary caregivers of patients with long-term illness in the community. Methods. A cross-sectional study using caregiver burden scale and SF-36 Survey on thirty-two caregivers of patients with long-term illness under a community health centre in Brunei from January to March 2019. Findings. Caregiver burden was highest for general strain, isolation and disappointment. Increased age of caregiver was significantly associated with reduced physical functioning. Male caregivers had significantly higher role functioning while female caregivers had significantly higher social functioning role. Increased caregiver burden showed decreased overall health-related quality of life. Conclusions. Caregiver burden should not be disregarded in patient treatment plan. Clinicians and relevant authorities should collaborate care plans with primary caregivers accounting for both patient and caregiver well-being. More detailed qualitative studies should be done to provide a better insight on caregiver burden.

Affiliations

Ang Yi Han

PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Muhd Nurhasanuddin Abdullah Kelali

Geriatric and Palliative Department RIPAS Hospital, Brunei Darussalam

Hanif Abdul Rahman

PAPRSB Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2020

How to Cite

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Han, A.Y., Kelali, M.N.A. and Rahman, H.A. 2020. Multidimensional assessment of caregiver burden in home-based nursing: a cross-sectional study. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. (Jul. 2020). DOI:https://doi.org/10.36150/2499-6564-403.
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