Depression among caregivers of patients with Parkinson disease

Masakazu Washio, Naohide Inoue, Yumiko Arai, Shoji Tokunaga, Mitsuru Mori

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate factors related to depression among caregivers of patients with Parkinson disease. Design: Cross sectional study. Subjects: 70 pairs of family caregivers and outpatients with Parkinson disease followed by one neurologist in two hospitals in Fukuoka-Kitakyushu Metropolitan area in April 2000. Results: 32 (45.7%) of 70 caregivers were depressed. They spent more time with their patients as well as on providing physical care than non-depressed caregivers. They were older and more likely to consult physicians about their own health than non-depressed caregivers. Even after adjusting age of caregivers, they spent more time on providing physical care and were more likely to consult physicians about their own health. Conclusion: Care-managers should care for not only patients with Parkinson disease but also their family caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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