Depression in frail elders: impact on family caregivers.

  title={Depression in frail elders: impact on family caregivers.},
  author={Maida J. Sewitch and Jane McCusker and Nandini Dendukuri and Mark J. Yaffe},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={19 7},
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between depression among medically ill, frail elders and family caregivers' hours of care, health status, and quality of life. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of 193 family caregivers of seniors treated in the emergency department (ED) was conducted. Measures included patient depression (Geriatric Depression Scale-15), and caregivers' hours of care, mental health and physical functioning (SF-36), and quality of life (EQ-5D). RESULTS Mean… CONTINUE READING

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