Relation between the burnout and the quality of life of the caregiver of persons with dementia

Josep Deví Bastida, Maria Naqui Esteve, Susanna Jofre Font, Albert Fetscher Eickhoff

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine the burnout effect on the quality of life of caregivers of people with dementia. Methodology: Systematic review of scientific articles that provide information on the quality of life and burnout of caregivers of people with dementia. The data sources used in this work are PsycInfo, Web of Knowledge, Scopus, PubMed and Google Schoolar. Ten articles have been chosen with the selection and quality marked in table 1 and its main characteristics are found in table 2. Results: have been grouped according to the statistics used in each study, the variables analyzed are those that reflect the relationship between caregiver burden and quality of life of caregivers of people with dementia. There is a negative and statistically significant correlation between burnout and quality of life. The quality of life depends on the burnout levels which in turn are related to the time they have caregivers for themselves, social support, behavioral problems of patients with dementia, self-esteem and finance. The health-related quality of life of the caregiver is inversely correlated with the level of dependence of subject and age of the caregiver. Conclusions: A higher perception of burden involves a lower quality of life. So to improve the quality of life for caregivers of a person with dementia should influence the variables that affect caregiver burden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
JournalGerokomos
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregiver burden
  • Dementia
  • Family caregiver
  • Quality of life

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