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The Impact of Perceived Knowledge of Dementia on Caregiver Burden


Publication Details
Author(s): Schindler M, Engel S, Rupprecht R
Journal: GeroPsych
Publisher: Hogrefe
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 25
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 127-134
ISSN: 1662-9647
eISSN: 1662-971X
Language: English

Abstract
This study centered around 131 caregivers and their recipients to investigate whether the caregiver’s perceived knowledge of dementia may be a factor in reducing caregiver burden. We developed a questionnaire to measure this kind of knowledge. A significant relationship was shown between perceived knowledge and caregiver burden. Our multivariate analysis furthermore demonstrated that the caregivers’ self-assessed state of health also has a significant influence. A second regression model included the different aspects of perceived knowledge of our questionnaire and showed that certain aspects of perceived knowledge, especially concerning existing professional help services, noncognitive symptoms of dementia, and the importance of not neglecting one’s own personal needs, has an positive impact on caregiver burden.


Focus Area of Individual Faculties


How to cite
APA: Schindler, M., Engel, S., & Rupprecht, R. (2012). The Impact of Perceived Knowledge of Dementia on Caregiver Burden. GeroPsych, 25(3), 127-134. https://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000062

MLA: Schindler, Manuel, Sabine Engel, and Roland Rupprecht. "The Impact of Perceived Knowledge of Dementia on Caregiver Burden." GeroPsych 25.3 (2012): 127-134.

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