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DA SILVA, M.A.; BRAGA MARQUES, M.  and  DA SILVA BRUNO, C.T.. Evaluación de la presencia del síndrome de bournout en cuidadores de ancianos. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.16. ISSN 1695-6141.

This study was formed with informal caregivers of elder people aiming to identify the appearance of the Burnout Disease in caregivers of dependent elder; This study also aimes to know the social-cultural characteristics of familiary caregivers of elders and their perception of the caregivers job. 31 caregivers participated in this research and the Maslach Burnout Inventory - MBI was the instrument used. From the caregivers, 83,6% were women; 64,5% were daughters of the cared elder. The analyses of the MBI suggested signs of the disease found were higher than in health professionals in the aspect of "emotional stress" and "despersonalization". In the aspect of "job achievement", the score was satisfatory, indicating the relation elder-familiar caregiver can be favorable to the non-appearance of the disease for the cultural and affective aspects involved.

Keywords : estrés psicológico; cuidadores; anciano débil.

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