The relative stress scale, a useful instrument to identify various aspects of carer burden in dementia?

@article{Ulstein2007TheRS,
  title={The relative stress scale, a useful instrument to identify various aspects of carer burden in dementia?},
  author={Ingun Dina Ulstein and Torgeir Bruun Wyller and Knut Engedal},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          61-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify carer and patient characteristics associated with various aspects of burden of care. METHOD The burden on 196 carers, each caring for one patient with dementia, was rated by means of the Relative Stress Scale (RSS). Patients were assessed with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). RESULTS Factor analysis of the RSS resulted in three subgroups: 'emotional distress', 'social… CONTINUE READING

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