Journal article

Prevalence and Predictors of Burden in Caregivers of People with Dementia

Henry Brodaty, Michael Woodward, Karyn Boundy, David Ames, Robert Balshaw

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine prevalence and predictors of burden in caregivers of people with dementia attending memory clinics. METHODS: This Prospective cohort study conducted at nine memory clinics in Australia rated 732 outpatient attendees and their primary caregivers at baseline and at 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months. Ratings were based on the following: dementia diagnosis according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Mini-Mental State Exam, Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive, Functional Autonomy Measurement System, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, use of psychotropic and antidepressant medications, patient and caregiver resource use, and the Zarit..

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This study was conducted with the financial assistance of or was sponsored by Janssen-Cilag Pty. Ltd., Australia. Statistical analysis was performed by Syreon Corporation and funded by Janssen-Cilag Pty. Ltd.Dr. Brodaty has received research support from Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Servier and has been a consultant and/or speaker for Baxter, Eli Lilly, Janssen-Cilag, Lundbeck, Merck, Novartis, Nutricia, and Pfizer. Drs. Woodward and Ames have received research support from Pfizer, Prana, and Eli Lilly and have been consultants and/or speakers for Pfizer, Janssen-Cilag, Lundbeck, and Eli Lilly. Dr. Woodward has also received research support and/or has been a consultant for Novartis, Nutricia, Roche, Sanofi, MSD, and CSL. Dr. Boundy has received research support and/or has been a consultant for Novartis, Pfizer, and Janssen-Cilag. Dr. Ames is the former Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics.