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Educational and formative training reduce stress in the caregivers of demented patients


Gelmini, G., Morabito, B., Braidi, G.


Archives Of Gerontology And Geriatrics, Volume: 49 Suppl 1, Pages.: 119-124

Year of Publication



The present study has been organized for appraising if the formation of the caregivers of insane patients can bring benefits to the conditions of stress that bear every day. The evaluation has considered 74 caregivers participants to 5 courses of formation organized in 12 evenings of around 2 each. The subjects have been valued before and 6 months after the course through the administration of two staircases of evaluation: the relative stress scales (RSS) and the caregiver burden inventory (CBI). Besides, they have been considered questionnaire for the harvest of social and registry data and questionnaire for the harvest of information around the emotional state of the caregiver and the relationship among. The data show that 6 months after the course the values obtained by the RSS and by the CBI, they are statistically improved in meaningful way in comparison to the initial evaluation. The emotional aspects that are meaningfully improved after the course in comparison to before were the following: anxious, nervous, dissatisfied, pessimist, depressed, I feel me in guilt. The relationships of the caregiver with the sick that are meaningfully improved to the time 1 in comparison to the time 0 are the following: affectionate, deep, serene, gratifying. To confirmation of preceding theories, it is the woman, the sick daughter, of inclusive age of 40-60 years, the principal caregiver. Our data show that to participate to a suitable course of formation induces a diminution of the level of stress of the caregiver and it improves its emotional state as well as the insane patient relationship.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Gelmini_2009, doi = {10.1016/j.archger.2009.09.020}, url = {}, year = 2009, month = {jan}, publisher = {Elsevier {BV}}, volume = {49}, pages = {119--124}, author = {G. Gelmini and B. Morabito and G. Braidi}, title = {{EDUCATIONAL} {AND} {FORMATIVE} {TRAINING} {REDUCE} {STRESS} {IN} {THE} {CAREGIVERS} {OF} {DEMENTED} {PATIENTS}}, journal = {Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics} }


adult, adverse effects, aged, caregivers, courses, dementia, education, emotions, etiology, female, general, humans, male, methods, middle aged, not, occupational diseases, occupational exposure, occupational health services, on, prevention & control, prognosis, psychology, psychometrics, questionnaires, stress, psychological, therapy

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Types of Study

Before and After Study

Type of Outcomes

Carer Burden (instruments measuring burden), Carers’ Mental Health



Type of Interventions

Intervention for Carers

Carer Focussed Interventions

Other, Training programmes / workshops including behavioural training