The Caregiver Burden Inventory in evaluating the burden of caregivers of elderly demented patients: results from a multicenter study.

@article{Marvardi2005TheCB,
  title={The Caregiver Burden Inventory in evaluating the burden of caregivers of elderly demented patients: results from a multicenter study.},
  author={Martina Marvardi and Paola Mattioli and Liana Spazzafumo and Roberta Mastriforti and Patrizia Rinaldi and Maria Cristina Polidori and Antonio Cherubini and Roberto Quartesan and Luisa Bartorelli and Salvatore Bonaiuto and Domenico Cucinotta and Angelo Di Iorio and Maurizio Gallucci and Marcello Giordano and Marina Martorelli and Giorgio Masaraki and Antonio M Nieddu and Carla Pettenati and Paolo F Putzu and Vincenzo Solfrizzi and Aldo Tammaro and Pia Francesca Tomassini and Carlo Vergani and Umberto Senin and Patrizia Mecocci},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={46-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The burden perceived by caregivers of patients with dementia is a fundamental prognostic aspect in the history of the disease. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the internal consistency of the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI), a scale used to quantify burdens in different aspects of a caregiver's life, and the influence of patients' and caregivers' characteristics on its different dimensions. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 419 demented patients and their… CONTINUE READING