2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0080-62342010000100005
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Vivencia de los cuidadores familiares de adultos mayores que sufren depresión

Abstract: Portuguese / English: www.scielo.br/reeusp RESUMEN La investigación tuvo como objetivo comprender cómo los cuidadores familiares vivencian la depresión de los adultos mayores, en su contexto cultural. Se realizó un estudio cualitativo de trayectoria etnográ-fica utilizando el referencial de Spradley. El universo cultural se constituyó con familiares, quienes ejercían el rol de cuidador, obteniéndose su participación a través de consentimiento informado. La enfermedad es percibida por los cuidadores como una li… Show more

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“…The results of this study corroborate those of others that have analyzed the effects of caregiving on the lives of women; the results show that caregivers experience considerable emotional burdens, and are subject to anxiety and depression, experiencing lower subjective well-being (27)(28) . The burden involves their physical, psychological and social lives, which results in lower quality of life.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 89%
“…The results of this study corroborate those of others that have analyzed the effects of caregiving on the lives of women; the results show that caregivers experience considerable emotional burdens, and are subject to anxiety and depression, experiencing lower subjective well-being (27)(28) . The burden involves their physical, psychological and social lives, which results in lower quality of life.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 89%
“…Interestingly, in the only study focussing on older people with depression, Gonzalez et al (2010) found that family caregivers associated depression with the natural phase of the life cycle as opposed to internal causes. Radfar et al (2014) reported that psychological, physical and financial factors imposed on families result in a 'turbulent life', which seemed to encapsulate the intense burden experienced by caregivers across all of the studies.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Often these harsher strategies were utilised for caregiver self-preservation. Interestingly, all bar two of the studies (Gonzalez et al, 2010;Stjernsward & Ostman, 2008) focussed on coping strategies employed by the caregiver to support the person with depression rather than to support the caregiver themselves.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Usually, caring for an elderly person is the responsibility of one or two members of a family, who may feel overburdened and alienated from other family members. 20 This fact suggests the need to outline effective interventions and support programs in order to manage caregiving activities and reduce the strain related to them. 21 The comprehensive analysis concerning the experience of daughters related to caring for elderly mothers reflects the "reasons why" interconnected with caregiving actions.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%