Burden of caregiving: evidence of objective burden, subjective burden, and quality of life impacts on informal caregivers of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Brouwer2004BurdenOC,
  title={Burden of caregiving: evidence of objective burden, subjective burden, and quality of life impacts on informal caregivers of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={W. Brouwer and N. V. van Exel and B. C. van de Berg and H. J. Dinant and M. Koopmanschap and G. V. D. van den Bos},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          570-7
        }
}
  • W. Brouwer, N. V. van Exel, +3 authors G. V. D. van den Bos
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • OBJECTIVE To improve understanding of the nature and magnitude of the burden of informal care and also to indicate important areas for improving the current ways in which informal care is investigated. METHODS Information on objective burden (such as care tasks performed and time investment), subjective burden (using the Caregiver Reaction Assessment instrument and a self-rated burden score), and quality of life (using the EuroQoL instrument) were collected in a postal questionnaire of 153… CONTINUE READING
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