Síntomas somáticos en cuidadores de pacientes geriátricos con o sin sobrecarga, del área urbano-marginal Payet, Independencia, Lima, Perú

  • Romero Z
  • Cuba M
N/ACitations
Citations of this article
16Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

It is assumed that work overload in caregivers of geriatric patients predisposes them to develop somatic symptoms. However, this relationship has not been well studied in. Objective: Determine the relationship between development of somatic symptoms and work overload in caregivers of geriatric patients in the district of Independencia. Methods: Cross-sectional study based on the application of measurement scales to 93 caretakers of geriatric patients. Comparison of proportions was made using the statistical package SPSS version 18.0. Results: 77,4% of participants had 25-59 years of age; 61,29% worked as caregivers for 1-8 years, and 67,74% of them worked less than 8 hours daily. No previous training had been received in 90,3% of caregivers. Intense work overload was observed in 75,27%, and 40,86% had severe somatic symptoms. These two variables were statistically associated. Conclusions: An association between work overload and development of somatic symptoms among caregivers of geriatric patients in the urban-rural area of Payet was found. (English) [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Romero, Z., & Cuba, M. (2016). Síntomas somáticos en cuidadores de pacientes geriátricos con o sin sobrecarga, del área urbano-marginal Payet, Independencia, Lima, Perú. Revista Medica Herediana, 24(3), 204. https://doi.org/10.20453/rmh.2013.315

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free