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Título: Personality of the caregiver influences the use of strategies to deal with the behavior of persons with dementia
Autor: Melo, Graça
Maroco, João
Lima-Basto, Marta
Mendonça, Alexandre de
Palavras-chave: Caregiver
Dementia
Personality
Behavior
Strategies
Data: 30-Ago-2016
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Geriatric Nursing, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.08.001
Resumo: Personality of family caregiver is an important factor influencing the caregiver's burden, depression and distress. We now hypothesized that the personality is associated with specific strategies used by family caregivers to deal with the behavioral and psychological symptoms of demented relatives (BPSD). Participants were 98 consecutive persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Assessments included: Personality (NEO-FFI), Burden (ZBI), Depression (CES-D), Cognitive Function (MMSE), BPSD (NPI), Distress (NPI-D), and an open question to identify the strategies used by caregivers when faced with BPSD. Caregivers used different strategies to cope with their relatives' behavior: avoiding conflict; confronting; reassuring; orienting; responding coercively; distracting; colluding; medicating and restricting the movements. Extraversion was the only dimension of caregiver's personality that determined the use of caregiver strategies to deal with BPSD. Extroverted caregivers used the "confronting" strategy less often. Caregiver's personality should be taken into account when designing adapted intervention programs.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/4872
DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.08.001
ISSN: 0197-4572
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197457216301525
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