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Escola Anna Nery

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Abstract

COSTA, Tatiana Ferreira da et al. Burden over family caregivers of elderly people with stroke. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.350-355. ISSN 2177-9465.  https://doi.org/10.5935/1414-8145.20150048.

Objective:

To investigate the prevalence and association between burden and characteristics of individuals with stroke sequel and of the caregiver.

Methods:

To investigate the prevalence and association between burden and characteristics of individuals with stroke sequel and of the caregiver.

Results:

There was a high prevalence of burden among caregivers (77.2%), which showed a statistically significant association with the following characteristics: individuals with stroke sequel, being 65 old years or older, with very severe degree of dependency, female caregivers, adult age and low level of education.

Conclusion:

It is highlighted the practical importance of interventions carried out by nurses and other health professionals in relation to guidance and supervision of the care given to family caregivers of individuals with stroke sequel.

Keywords : Stroke; Caregivers; Family Relations.

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