Family burden and quality of life

  title={Family burden and quality of life},
  author={Esther Sales},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
Providing care to family members dealing with chronic illness may result in feelings of burden or strain for caregivers that can diminish their quality of life. This article examines objective and subjective dimensions of family burden, and the extent to which illness characteristics and contextual variables have been found to contribute to caregiver stress for different chronic illnesses. After discussing some of the problems in the conceptualization and measurement of caregiving burden, it… CONTINUE READING