Burden of informal caregivers of dependent elderlies in the community in small cities

Marines Aires, Ana Cláudia Fuhrmann, Duane Mocellin, Fernanda Laís Fengler Dal Pizzol, Laura Franco Sponchiado, Carla Regina Marchezan, Carla Cristiane Becker Kottwitz Bierhals, Carolina Baltar Day, Naiana Oliveira dos Santos, Lisiane Manganelli Girardi Paskulin
2020 Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem  
Aim: To analyze sociodemographic factors and aspects of care related to the burden of informal caregivers of dependent elderlies in the community. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 125 caregivers. Data collection was carried out in municipalities of the Northwest of Rio Grande do Sul through a structured interview in 2017 and 2018. The Caregiver Burden Inventory was used. The Pearson or Spearman correlation coefficients and t-student test or Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were done. For the
more » ... ltivariate analysis, Linear Regression was used. Results: Most caregivers were female (73.6%), married (55.2%) and daughters (68.0%). The variables that showed a statistically significant relationship with burden were: caregiver age (p = 0.039), education (p = 0.001), time devoted to care (p = <0.001), kinship degree (p = 0.001), living with the elder (p <0.001), using their income (p = 0.001) and female gender (p = 0.017). Conclusion: Women caregivers, with less education, who spend more time in weekly care and lived with the elder presented higher burden.
doi:10.1590/1983-1447.2020.20190156 pmid:32401895 fatcat:a3vvgka5crglhatggfdqxwsuba