Long-Term Caregiving after Stroke: The Impact on Caregivers’ Quality of Life
Référence bibliographique 
White, Carole L., Poissant, Lise, Côté-LeBlanc, Geneviève et Wood-Dauphinee, Sharon. 2006. «Long-Term Caregiving after Stroke: The Impact on Caregivers’ Quality of Life ». Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, vol. 38, no 5, p. 354-360.
Intentions : « This study examined the health-related quality of life (HRQL) and overall quality of life (QOL) of family caregivers of stroke survivors to determine changes over time and to identify QOL predictors. » (p. 354)
Échantillon/Matériau : 52 aidants naturels
Instruments : - The Stroke Impact Scale (SIS; Duncan et al., 1999) - Version modifiée du Brain Impairment Behavior Scale (Wiliams, 1994) - The Caregiver Assistance Scale (Cameron, Franche, Cheung & Stewart, 2002) - 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36; Ware & Sherbourne, 1992) - The Pearlin Mastery Scale (Pearlin & Schooler, 1978) - Quality of the Relationship Scale (University of Southern California Longitudinal Study of Three-Generation Families, 1988) - 37-item Stoke Caregiver Quality of Life Measure (White, 2002)
Types de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« Caregivers were interviewed after 1.5 and 2 years of caregiving. The scores on the mental subscales were significantly lower than on the age- and sex-matched population norms. The most important predictors of QOL were the stroke survivor’s behavioral disturbances and reintegration into normal patterns of living. Caregivers who reported fewer stroke-survivor behavioral disturbances and well-adjusted reintegration also reported a higher personal QOL. These results highlight the impact of a stroke on the caregiver’s HRQL and QOL, even after 2 years, and the importance of interventions for caregivers. » (p. 354)