Emotional distress and morbidity in dementia carers: a matched comparison of husbands and wives.

@article{Collins1997EmotionalDA,
  title={Emotional distress and morbidity in dementia carers: a matched comparison of husbands and wives.},
  author={Chris Collins and Robert M. Jones},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={1168-73}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to: (i) replicate previous findings that women experience more strain and distress than men when caring for dementing spouses; (ii) explore what factors underlie this sex difference. DESIGN Two closely matched subsamples of spouse carers, husbands and wives respectively, were selected and the two groups compared. SETTING An urban psychogeriatric service in the UK. SUBJECTS 48 spouses of referred dementia cases. MEASURES Mental health was rated by the General… CONTINUE READING