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Caregiver burden and coping strategies in caregivers of older patients with stroke

Azar Kazemi, Jalil Azimian, Maryam Mafi, Kelly-Ann Allen, Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi



BACKGROUND: Coping strategies play a key role in modulating the physical and psychological burden on caregivers of stroke patients. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the severity of burden of care and coping strategies amongst a sample of Iranian caregivers of older stroke patients. It also aimed to examine the differences of coping strategies used by male and female caregivers. METHODS: A total of 110 caregivers of older patients who previously had a stroke participated in this descriptive and cross-sectional study. The Zarit Burden Interview and Lazarus coping strategies questionnaires were used for data collection. Questionnaires were completed by the caregiver..

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