Group process effect on caregiver burden

J Neurosci Nurs. 1990 Jun;22(3):164-8. doi: 10.1097/01376517-199006000-00006.


This ex-post facto study examined the burden experience of people caring for a stroke survivor. It was hypothesized there would be less caregiver burden in those caregivers who participated in a stroke club (experimental) than those who did not (control). The CADET was used to evaluate functional status of the stroke survivor. The Physical Caregiving Responsibility Inventory measured the degree of difficulty performing caregiving experiences, and the Geriatric Depression Scale determined caregiver depression. Advanced educational status, high income and moderate physical disabilities are related to reduced feelings of burden in the thirty-eight caregiver-survivor dyads studied.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / nursing*
  • Family / psychology*
  • Female
  • Home Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Random Allocation
  • Self-Help Groups*
  • Stress, Psychological / etiology
  • Stress, Psychological / prevention & control
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires