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Título: Influence of personality on caregiver’s burden, depression and distress related to the BPSD
Autor: Melo, Graça
Maroco, João
Mendonça, Alexandre de
Palavras-chave: Caregiver
Data: 2011
Editora: John Wiley & Sons
Citação: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, 1275-1282
Resumo: Objective: We hypothesize that the personality influences the caregiver’s depression, burden and distress related to BPSD. Subjects and methods: Participants were 105 consecutive patients with dementia and their family caregivers, living at home, attending a Dementia Clinic. A cross-sectional design was used with an applied a structured interview at home. Comprehensive assessments included: personality (NEO-FFI), burden (ZBI), depression (CES-D) and distress related to BPSD (NPI-distress). Statistical Path analysis was used to study the hypothetical causal and mediating effects between independent and criterion variables. Results: Neuroticism increased, whereas extraversion decreased, both caregiver’s depression and burden. Agreeableness was also found to decrease the burden. The personality characteristics only indirectly influenced the caregiver’s distress related to BPSD. Conclusion: These results reinforce the importance of including personality as an individual resource of the caregiver in the conceptual models and research on caregiving. Assessment of caregiver’s personality characteristics should be taken into account for the planning of intervention programs.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/1571
ISSN: 0885-6230
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