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Évaluation sur six mois de la qualité de vie des aidants naturels des patients Alzheimer après l'entrée en institution

Abstract : Six months survey of the quality of life of Alzheimer patients’ caregivers after admission in nursing home. Introduction: Nine hundred thousand patients with Alzheimer didease live in France today, 70% stay at home before institutionalisation with the help of familial caregivers whose quality of life worsen with time. Social isolation, depression and uncertainty about their parent’s future are frequent features of the familial caregivers. The moment of institutionalisation is particularly difficult for the couple caregiver-patient. Objective: to evaluate the evolution of the quality of life of the familial Alzheimer’s patents caregivers during a six-months period after the entry of their parent in a nursing home. Results: sixty proxies are studied at the time of entry of their parent in a nursing home and six months later. At baseline, 39% have a high risk of depression which is not modified six months later. The burden at entry is rather low (31,9) and is not significantly lower at six months. Quality of life, measured by SF-12 scale has a mean value and the physical life component does not show any amelioration at six months. Nevertheless the Mental and social score shows a trend towards amelioration at six months. The mental health component alone is significantly ameliorated at six months (p=0.03). Conclusion: the quality of life of the Alzheimer’s patients familial caregivers does not show significant amelioration after institutionalisation of their parent. A psychological follow-up associated with medical care given by the general practionner has to be proposed.
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Marina Coutauchaud. Évaluation sur six mois de la qualité de vie des aidants naturels des patients Alzheimer après l'entrée en institution. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2016. ⟨dumas-01412401⟩

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