Health-related quality of life for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer disease.

  title={Health-related quality of life for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Jeffrey S. Markowitz and Elane M Gutterman and Kay Sadik and George Papadopoulos},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={17 4},
We investigated the relationship of caregivers' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) to the burden of caring for patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and resource utilization. Caregiver HRQOL was assessed using the SF-12 Mental and Physical Summary scores. Compared with a normative, age-adjusted sample, the 2477 caregivers had lower mental and physical scores (for the latter, only those <54 years of age). Increased caregiver mental functioning was associated with caregiver support and… CONTINUE READING

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