Afrontamiento, apoyo social y depresión en cuidadores informales y su relación con necesidades no cubiertas de personas con demencia

María O. León-Campos, Andrea Slachevsky Chonchol, Claudia Miranda-Castillo

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Background: Being a caregiver comprises several challenges in order to maintain the wellbeing of people with dementia and their caregivers. The aim of this study was to describe the coping mechanisms, social support and depressive and anxiety symptoms in informal caregivers, and to determine their relationship with unmet needs of people with dementia. Material and methods: This was a cross-sectional study with a convenient sample of 166 dyads of informal caregivers and their care-recipients with dementia. Cognitive decline and unmet needs of people with dementia, and caregivers’ coping, social support and depressive and anxiety symptoms were assessed. Results: Most frequently used coping mechanism were: acceptance, religion and active coping. Caregivers who use emotion-focused coping strategies have higher social support, less depressive symptoms and their care-recipient shows less unmet needs. Finally, perceived social support acted, respectively, as a total and partial mediator between emotion-focused and dysfunctional coping strategies and people with dementia's unmet needs. Conclusion: These findings show the importance of enhancing caregivers’ social networks and developing interventions aimed to increment the use of emotion-focused coping strategies which will ultimately impact positively on persons with dementia.

Título traducido de la contribuciónCoping, social support and depression in informal caregivers and its relationship with unmet needs of people with dementia
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)73-80
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónAnsiedad y Estres
Volumen24
N.º2-3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul 2018

Palabras clave

  • Coping
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Informal caregivers
  • Needs
  • Social support

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Psicología social
  • Psicología aplicada
  • Psiquiatría y salud mental

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