Associated Factors of Caregiver burden among Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients in a Geriatric clinic, Siriraj Hospital

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This study explored associated factors of caregiver burden among family caregivers of dementia patients at a Geriatric clinic, Siriraj Hospital. The study focused on 88 family caregivers of patients with dementia. Data were collected by an interview for demographic data of patients and their caregivers and the caregiving burden scale developed by Oberst. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation. The results showed that caregivers in this study reported low level of burden (35.6±7.5). The factors statistically significant associated with burden were female gender, the impairment in performing basic activities of daily living in patients with dementia and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. 


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