The association between the functional incapacity of the older adult and the family caregiver's burden.

@article{Nardi2013TheAB,
  title={The association between the functional incapacity of the older adult and the family caregiver's burden.},
  author={Edileuza de F{\'a}tima Rosina Nardi and Namie Okino Sawada and Jair L{\'i}cio Ferreira dos Santos},
  journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={1096-103}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the association between the older adult's functional capacity and the caregiver's burden. METHOD A cross-sectional, quantitative study, undertaken in a municipality in the north of the Brazilian state of Paraná, with 178 older adults with functional incapacity, and their caregivers. The Functional Independence Measure was used for evaluating the older adults' functional capacity, and the Zarit Burden Interview was used for evaluating the caregiver burden, with the… CONTINUE READING