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Validation of a Caregiver Strain Index
Author(s)Betsy C Robinson
Journal titleJournal of Gerontology, vol 38, no 3, May 1983
Pagespp 344-348
KeywordsFamily care ; Friends ; Neighbours ; Stress ; Evaluation.
AnnotationA series of questions was devised which could be used as a screening instrument for detecting strain experienced by informal care providers (family, friends, neighbours). Results indicate that the Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is a brief, easily administered instrument which identified strain within the author's sample of informal care providers. Further development of the CSI is being undertaken for predicting specific caregiver populations at risk. This simple index might be usefully included in any interview or assessment package that examines intergenerational relations involving dependency and care. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930826105
ClassmarkP6:SJ: SX: SY: QNH: 4C

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