Frøydis Kristine Bruvik

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OBJECTIVES This study explores the association between coping, measured by the extent of locus of control, and the burden of care on family carers of persons with dementia (PWD). METHOD Two hundred thirty PWD living at home and their family carers were recruited from 20 Norwegian municipalities. The carers' burden was assessed by the Relatives' Stress(More)
BACKGROUND A randomised controlled intervention study was conducted in 17 Norwegian municipalities to provide home-dwelling people with dementia and their families with knowledge and skills to cope with the emerging problems and stresses of everyday life. It included training health professionals to carry out the intervention. Since little is known about(More)
BACKGROUND Psychosocial interventions for persons with dementia and their primary family carers are promising approaches to reducing the challenges associated with care, but, obtaining significant outcomes may be difficult. Even though carers in general are satisfied with such interventions, few studies have evaluated the interventions by means of(More)
Family members are often the care providers of individuals with dementia, and it is assumed that the need for this will increase. There has been little research into the association between the burden of care and the caregiver's sense of coherence or receipt of social support. This study examined the relationship between the social support subdimensions and(More)
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