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Coping strategies and quality of life in caregivers of dependent elderly relatives

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, April 2017
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Title
Coping strategies and quality of life in caregivers of dependent elderly relatives
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12955-017-0634-8
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Margarita Rodríguez-Pérez, Ana Abreu-Sánchez, María Jesús Rojas-Ocaña, Rafael del-Pino-Casado

Abstract

Despite the importance of coping in caregiving, there are few studies on the relationship between coping and quality of life in caregivers of the frail dependent elderly. Thus, this study aims to analyze the relationship between coping strategies and quality of life dimensions in primary caregivers of dependent elderly relatives. A cross-sectional study was conducted from 86 caregivers. Predictive variables were coping strategies (problem-focused, emotion-focused, socially-supported, and dysfunctional); dependent variables were quality of life dimensions (psychological, physical, relational, and environmental); and potential confounding variables were age, gender, perceived health and burden of caregiver, and functional capacity of care receiver. Correlation coefficients were calculated and multiple linear regression analysis was performed. After controlling for potential confounders, dysfunctional coping was related to worse quality of life in the psychological dimension, while emotion-focused and socially-supported coping were related to superior psychological and environmental dimensions of quality of life. The physical and relational dimensions of quality of life were not related to coping strategies. 1) it is important to consider coping strategies in the assessment of primary caregivers of dependent elderly relatives; 2) the quality of life of caregivers is related to their coping strategies, 3) their quality of life can be worsened by avoidance-type coping, and 4) their quality of life can be improved by active emotion-focused coping and socially-supported coping.

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Unknown 255 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 18%
Student > Bachelor 29 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 9%
Researcher 15 6%
Lecturer 14 5%
Other 40 16%
Unknown 88 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 82 32%
Psychology 24 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 5%
Social Sciences 12 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 96 38%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2022.
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#3
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