Differences in depression severity in family caregivers of hospitalized individuals with dementia and family caregivers of outpatients with dementia.

@article{EpsteinLubow2012DifferencesID,
  title={Differences in depression severity in family caregivers of hospitalized individuals with dementia and family caregivers of outpatients with dementia.},
  author={Gary Epstein-Lubow and Brandon A. Gaudiano and Ellen V. Darling and Mathew Hinckley and Geoffrey N. Tremont and Robert Errant Kohn and Louis J Marino and Stephen P. Salloway and Ren{\'e}e M. Grinnell and Ivan W Miller},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={
          815-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine if family caregivers of hospitalized individuals with dementia exhibit greater depression severity than caregivers of outpatients. METHODS Caregivers were recruited during care recipient treatment. Measures assessed depression, stress, burden, and grief. RESULTS Forty-one caregivers of a hospitalized patient and 44 caregivers of an outpatient (total N = 85) were recruited. The groups did not differ except caregivers of hospitalized patients were younger and less… CONTINUE READING
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