Personality features, caring burden and mental health of cohabitants of partners with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or dementia.

@article{Nordtug2011PersonalityFC,
  title={Personality features, caring burden and mental health of cohabitants of partners with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or dementia.},
  author={Bente Nordtug and Steinar Krokstad and Are Holen},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          318-26
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The interplay between personality, mental health and type of disease in explaining caring burden was studied in home-dwelling cohabitants of partners with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or dementia. METHODS A cross-sectional study including 206 participants with 80% response rate. Neuroticism was assessed by Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) and externality by Locus of Control of Behaviour. The Relative Stress Scale evaluated caring burden. Mental health was… CONTINUE READING
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