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Utilisation de l'échelle de Zarit en consultation de médecine générale‎ : ressenti des aidants familiaux de malades d'Alzheimer

Abstract : Context: family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease represent 300000 people in France. Their health is affecte they live everyday. To evaluate this burden, the tool that is the most commonly used Is the Zarlt scale. Objective: to go into the feelings of the caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease during the use of the Zarit scale in general practice consultations as well as the interests and limits of this scale. Method. A qualitative study by the focus groups technique was realized. The induded caregivers were the main caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. A thematic analysis was performed. Results. 19 caregivers were asked during the 4 focus groups. The majority of the caregivers were enthusiastic about the use of the Zarit scale. They found interests in it for the helper, the general practitioner and the management. Negative aspects were noticed. The scale was judged too long and complex when used. The terms of its realization and interest were debated. Discussion. The Zarit scale is a perfectible tool to evaluate and follow the burden of caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease, just like the other burden scales known in the literature. The evaluation of the burden, only on Its negative aspects, is restrictive and causes negative consequences. The use of the scale may have to be rethought. The collaboration between health professionals should allow the use of the scale at its best during consultations dedicated to caregivers. Key words: family caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, burden, Zarit, scale, general practitioner.
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Maryline Gibert. Utilisation de l'échelle de Zarit en consultation de médecine générale‎ : ressenti des aidants familiaux de malades d'Alzheimer. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01213951⟩

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