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Differences in impact of long term caregiving for mentally ill older adults on the daily life of informal caregivers: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, March 2013
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Title
Differences in impact of long term caregiving for mentally ill older adults on the daily life of informal caregivers: a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-244x-13-103
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Authors

Marian I Zegwaard, Marja J Aartsen, Mieke HF Grypdonck, Pim Cuijpers

Abstract

Owing to the policy of extramuralization of care in most Western countries older people with severe mental illness have to rely more and more on informal caregivers for daily care. Caregivers themselves are often aged, and although caregiving implies an impact on daily life that exceeds the boundaries of usual informal care, the impact differs across caregivers. Some caregivers seem to suffer more than others, and the differences cannot be fully understood by factors currently known to exacerbate the burden of caregiving. In order to help caregivers reduce the impact of caregiving it is important to gain a deeper understanding of factors influencing the burden and its impact on the caregiver's life. With this in mind, the aim of the study is to explore and understand differences in the impact of long-term caregiving on the quality of life of caregivers who look after older adults with severe mental illness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 1%
Unknown 97 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 16%
Researcher 16 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 19 19%
Unknown 19 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 20 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 17%
Social Sciences 14 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 25 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 07 August 2014.
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#4,046,869
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from BMC Psychiatry
#1,511
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#39,991
of 149,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#1
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