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Quality of life and workload of family caregivers of dependent elderly persons accompanied by the home care assistance service

Grant number: 17/22145-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2018 - April 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Principal Investigator:Eliete Maria Silva
Grantee:Eliete Maria Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Enfermagem. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Irene Duarte Souza ; Jéssica de Aquino Pereira


The project proposes to describe the instrumental and functional dependence of the elderly accompanied by the Home Care Service of the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil and correlate them with the overload and quality of life of their caregivers. It is a cross-sectional study, with a quantitative approach, carried out with informal and primary family caregivers of dependent elderly people. Methodological course: survey of the elderly accompanied; (Lowton-Brody) and the functional dependence of the elderly (Barthel Index). After caregivers of dependent elderly people will be submitted to the Quality of Life (BREF) and overload questionnaire (Zarit Burden Interview). The Brazilian economic classification criterion and the socioeconomic-demographic factors questionnaire will also be used. Because it deals with research with humans, all the recommendations of Resolution 466/2012 of the National Health Council will be followed. Data will be analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences 20.0. It is hoped that the research will contribute to advances in the knowledge about the impact that the dependence of the elderly can cause on the quality of life and the burden of the caregivers. (AU)

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