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Enfermería Global

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Abstract

MARTINEZ CEPERO, Félix E.. Recovery of the health of the Main Carer in the "Quisicuaba" socio-cultural project: Los Sitios, Havana. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.25, pp.92-103. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000100006.

Dementia leads to serious discapacities in its sufferers and can produce a variety of effects in the families and in the carer, who may experience stress, frustraton and total exhaustion. Assesing the usefulness of a cross-sectional descriptive health recovery programme within the socio-cultural project, "Quiscuaba", using a sample of 26 main carers revealed certain socio-demographic characteristics-the persistence of anxiety, depression and burden in these people, which were modified after treatment. Diagnosis tools like the Hamilton depression scale, the Zarit-Zarit burden scale, group dynamics and interviews provided data of interest since the work performed supposed the creation of a breathing space, so demonstrating its worth, with a minimum use of professional and voluntary resources and support. Participants called for it to become more widespread.

Keywords : main carer; Alazheimer' s disease; socio-cultural project.

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