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HERRERA MERCHAN, Edna Johanna; LAGUADO JAIMES, Elveny  and  PEREIRA MORENO, Lady Johana. Mental health damages of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.2, pp.68-70.  Epub Oct 05, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.


to evaluate mental health damages of family caregivers of people with dementia of a psychiatric institution to propose actions and mitigate their effects.


descriptive-correlational crosssectional study in 28 subjects with SF-36 health questionnaires, Zarit overload scale, PHQ-9 patient questionnaire, percentage análisis and t-Student and Pearson correlation tests.


predominant gender women (85.2%); mean age of 59.3 years, had a minor depression of 44.4% and greater by 14.8%, slight overload in 22.2% and intense overload in 37.0%, significant negative correlation (p = 0.02) between depression and vitality. The quality of life at a physical level in a caregiver of 55 years or more is diminished (mean = 23.3).


According to the results indicate for this study that factors such as being over 55 years of age, perceiving a worse physical function, and feeling less vital are some variables associated with the appearance of depression and overload.

Keywords : Family Caregivers; Alzheimer's; Depression; Overload; Quality of Life; Dementia.

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