The Screen for caregiver burden of demented patients

Emily Lubart, Refael Segal, Marianna Pankin, Jack Madjar, Arthur Leibovitz

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Abstract

Most elderly individuals with dementia live in the community with the assistance of their caregivers, usually their family members. Their strength is essential for continuing home care and avoiding or postponing institutionalization. The screen for caregiver burden (SCB) is a 25 item scale, in use for the evaluation of caregivers of demented persons in the USA. A recent study in the USA showed that answers to 7 of those 25 questions, rapid screen for caregiver burden (RSCB), are sufficiently indicative and may replace and simplify the application of this questionnaire. In this study, the authors translated the SCB into Hebrew and tested it on 94 caregivers of demented elderly patients. The study results suggest that the shortened cluster of 7 items could also be used in Israel and is adequately indicative for the evaluation of the caregiver's burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-523
Number of pages4
JournalHarefuah
Volume148
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Caregiver burden
  • Dementia

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