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TORRES EGEA, Mª Pilar; BALLESTEROS PEREZ, Esperanza  and  SANCHEZ CASTILLO, Pablo David. Supporting programs and interventions for informal care providers in Spain. Gerokomos [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.1, pp.9-15. ISSN 1134-928X.

Taking care of dependent people is a task the performance of which involves the family members. Individualized care burden is normally borne on only one person, who is identified as the main caregiver. The burden that these care activities generate makes necessary that care provider receives professional assistance from healthcare and social experts. From the formal area some programs and interventions, from both individuals and groups, are conducted to support care providers for dependent people. This work analyzes scientific publications, appeared in the last ten years, which focus on some programs and interventions to support non-professional caregivers and which arise out of some professionals worries for care providers health and quality of life.

Keywords : Caregiver; Intervention; randomized controlled trial; support; Burden.

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