Aging Clin Exp Res 2017 Dec 13. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, CRC, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, Build. 28 Fl.13, 205 02, Malmo, Sweden.
: Different kinds of chronic diseases might imply different dimensions of caregiver burden, not previously described among the caregivers to recipients from the general elder population.Aim
: The main objective was to examine differences in burden between the 343 caregivers to persons with different diagnoses.Methods
: A group of elderly recipients of informal care (n = 343) from the general population study 'Good Aging in Skåne' (GÅS) Sweden, were divided into five diagnostic groups: dementia (n = 90), heart and lung diseases (n = 48), stroke (n = 62), fractures (n = 66), depression (n = 40) and the group "other", consisting of different diagnoses (n = 37) according to ICD-10. Read More