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The current situation and correlative factors of caregiver burden on primary caretaker of elder stroke patients
Pages: 27-30
Year: Issue:  12
Journal: Chinese Journal of Practical Nervous Diseases

Abstract: Objective To analyze the situation of caregiver burden on primary caretaker of elder stroke inpatients and its influencing factors.Methods We used Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI),the Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS) and the Positive Aspects of Caregiver (PAC) to make questionnaire among 211 primary caretakers of elder stroke inpatients.Results The total scores of caregiver burden were (57.37±10.15) points and the average scores of corresponding items were (2.39±0.42) points.Multiple regression analysis indicated that patients'' Barthel Index,depression,caregivers'' age,caring period,social support level and caregivers'' positive feeling were significant factors for caregiver burden.Conclusion Caregiver burden whose influencing factors are from many aspects may demand more attention urgently.Health care workers should focus on relevant aspects and help to reduce the burden on both caregivers and patients.
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