The relationship between caregiver burden and depressive symptoms in Ontario home care clients

TitleThe relationship between caregiver burden and depressive symptoms in Ontario home care clients
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWilliams N., Jamal S., Guthrie D.M
JournalHome Health Care Serv Q
Volume37
Issue1
Pagination60-76
Date PublishedJan-Mar
ISBN Number0162-1424
Accession Number29319428
KeywordsCaregiver burden, depression, home care, informal caregiving, InterRAI, Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care, standardized assessment
Abstract

The onset of depressive symptoms is common in home care clients and their caregivers. Understanding the experience of the informal caregiver can assist clinicians in providing services to maximize the well-being of both the client and their caregivers. The objectives of this article are to examine risk factors for the development of depressive symptoms. A longitudinal analysis design was completed for clients with 2+ assessments. The development of depressive symptoms was defined as a Depression Rating Scale score of 3+ on re-assessment. The results-overall, 10.7% of clients experienced new depressive symptoms and clients with a caregiver who was feeling distressed, angry, or depressed were 45% more likely to develop symptoms.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29319428
DOI10.1080/01621424.2018.1425647
Short TitleHome Health Care Serv QHome Health Care Serv Q
Alternate JournalHome health care services quarterly