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| Published: December 25, 2014

Factors related to Caregiver Burden in Caregivers of Patients with Parkinson’s disease in Mumbai, India

Jagruti Wandrekar

Consulting psychologist, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society, Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nicole D'Souza

Neurophysiotherapist, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society, Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Maria Barretto

Psychologist and CEO, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society, Mumbai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20140201

DOI: 10.25215/0201.031

ABSTRACT

This study examined the relationship of caregiver burden with various patient and caregiver variables. 50 individuals with Parkinson’s Disease were administered the Movement Disorder Society’s Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS), Hoehn and Yahr’s Scale (HY), Mini Mental Status examination (MMSE), and their caregivers were administered the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). Kruskal Wallis ANOVAs and Mann Whitney U tests showed that caregivers suffering from ill health (Ux=402, p= 0.03) and the patients’ MDS-UPDRS scores significantly affected caregiver burden. Simultaneous multiple regression analysis showed that MDS-UPDRS Part I,II and III were significant predictors of burden (R2= 0.72, p<0.0001) of which the motor examination emerged as the most significant predictor of burden. 

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Jagruti Wandrekar, Nicole D'Souza, Dr. Maria Barretto @ jagswand@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.031/20140201

DOI: 10.25215/0201.031

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 1, October-December, 2014

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