Association between caregiver burn out and clinical state in persons with parkinson disease

mokhber, naghmeh and Azarpazhooh, Mahmoud-Reza and Asgharipour, Negar (2012) Association between caregiver burn out and clinical state in persons with parkinson disease. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 14 (56). pp. 93-286.

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: This study examined burnout in caregivers of patients with parkinson's disease and its relationship with clinical status of patients. Materials and Methods: 35 patients with parkinson's disease (during 1 year 2010-11) referring to neurology outpatient clinic of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad and their caregivers were examined. Caregivers of patients completed Burden Inventory Zarit (ZBI) and Caregiver Distress Scale (CDS). Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) was used to check the general condition of cognitive status. Unified Parkinson Disease Rating scale (UPDRS) was used to study Parkinson's disease. It also was used for patients modified Hoehn and Yahr staging Scale that is representative of stage of the disease. The obtained data were statistically analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Results showed that between section 2 and 3 of UPDRS (activities of daily living and motor function) with burn out of caregivers is a significant positive correlation (P<0.01). According to Hoehn and Yahr rating criteria significant positive correlation was found between stage of disease with CDS and burden score (P<0.01). Also, between cognitive status of patients with MMSE and ZBI and CDS scores, significant positive correlation was found (P<0.01). Conclusion: Given the burn out among caregivers of patients with Parkinson's disease is associated with the clinical status of patients, more clinical attention to the emotional and physical health of caregivers is felt. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 19:15
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 19:15

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