Caregiver burden in partners of Heart Failure patients; limited influence of disease severity

  • Luttik M
  • Jaarsma T
  • Veeger N
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METHODSUsing a cross-sectional design, caregiver burden and potential determinants were measured in partners of HF patients. Demographic and clinical data were assessed in HF patients, partners completed questionnaires on caregiver burden (the Caregiver Reaction Assessment, CRA), caregiving tasks performed, physical and mental health status and quality of the marital relationship.RESULTSIn total 357 partners (75% female, mean age 67 years) participated. The physical health status of HF patients was only significantly associated with two domains of caregiver burden, 'disruption of daily schedule' (p

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  • Activities of Daily Living .psychology
  • Adaptation,Psychological
  • Affect
  • Aged.checkword
  • Caregivers
  • Caregivers .psychology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female.checkword
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Failure .diagnosis .psychology .therapy
  • Humans.checkword
  • Life Style
  • Male.checkword
  • Middle Aged.checkword
  • Netherlands
  • Patients
  • Quality of Life .psychology
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Factors
  • Spouses .psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Ventricular Dysfunction,Left .diagnosis .psycholog
  • age
  • association
  • caregiver
  • caregiver burden
  • chronic disease
  • comorbidity
  • counseling
  • disease severity
  • family
  • female
  • gender
  • health
  • health status
  • heart
  • heart failure
  • life
  • marriage
  • mental health
  • patient
  • questionnaire
  • risk
  • social support
  • strength

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  • M L Luttik

  • T Jaarsma

  • N Veeger

  • J Tijssen

  • R Sanderman

  • D J Veldhuisen

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