Burden and needs of 487 caregivers of patients in vegetative state and in minimally conscious state: Results from a national study

M. Leonardi, A. M. Giovannetti, M. Pagani, A. Raggi, D. Sattin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the burden of caregivers of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOCs), considering psychosocial difficulties, health condition and financial aspects. Design: This is an observational multi-centre study. Four hundred and eighty-seven participants were assessed using the Caregiver Needs Assessment, Family Strain Questionnaire, Short Form 12, Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory-Y, Beck Depression Inventory, Prolonged Grief Disorder Questionnaire and Coping Orientations to Problem Experiences. Outcomes and results: The sample had lower scores both in Physical (M=49.85, SD=7.66) and Mental (M=39.37, SD=12.90) health and a higher level of anxiety (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1210
Number of pages10
JournalBrain Injury
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Coping
  • Depression
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Burden and needs of 487 caregivers of patients in vegetative state and in minimally conscious state: Results from a national study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this