Caregivers Burden of Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses in the Community: A Cross-Sectional Study

@article{Limpawattana2012CaregiversBO,
  title={Caregivers Burden of Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses in the Community: A Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Panita Limpawattana and Ampornpan Theeranut and Jarin Chindaprasirt and Kittisak Sawanyawisuth and Jiraporn Pimporm},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={40-45}
}
A chronic physical/mental disease not only has direct consequences for the chronically-ill older adults but can also alter the caregiver’s life. The objectives of this study were to identify burdens of community-dwelling older adults, characteristics of caregivers, severity of caregiver burden, and to develop supportive strategies. Caregivers of community-dwelling older adults were randomly interviewed between February and March 2012. Information on baseline characteristics and caregiver burden… CONTINUE READING