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Social support and cognitive processing among elderly caregivers and non-caregivers of other elderly persons

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Author(s):
Wellinton Lucas Silva de Almeida [1] ; Ana Carolina Ottaviani [2] ; Bruna Rodrigues dos Santos [3] ; Allan Gustavo Brigola [4] ; Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito [5] ; Sofia Cristina Lost Pavarini [6]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Departamento de Gerontologia. Programa de Graduação em Gerontologia - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem - Brasil
[3] Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem - Brasil
[4] Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem - Brasil
[5] Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Faculdade de Nutrição. Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências - Brasil
[6] Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Departamento de Gerontologia. Programa de Pós-graduação em Gerontologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol.; v. 21, n. 6, p. 657-666, 2018-12-00.
Abstract

Abstract Objective : to analyze measures of social support and cognitive processing among elderly caregivers and non-caregivers. Method : a comparative, cross-sectional and quantitative study was performed. Participants were divided into two groups: 41 elderly caregivers of other elderly persons (G1) and 41 elderly non-caregivers (G2). Sociodemographic, health and care variables, social support, cognition and cognitive processing (verified by long-latency auditory evoked potential acquisition with the Neuron-Spectrun-4 / EPM device) were assessed. Results : in G1, the majority were female (n=33, 80.5%), married (n=34, 82.9%), with a mean age of 68.5 (± 5.8) years, a mean 4.5 (± 3.7) years of schooling and had provided care on average for 18.0 (± 18.4) years for 6.5 (± 5.1) hours per day. In G2, the majority were female (n=31, 75.6%), widowed (n=23, 56.1%), had a mean age of 69.8 (± 7.2) years and a mean 3.7 (± 2) years of schooling. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups in social support, cognition and cognitive processing. Conclusion : the task of caring did not have a negative influence on social support and cognitive processing. This research may contribute to the planning of actions among primary health care providers and to future research investigating other factors that permeate this relationship. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/04129-9 - Social support, care and cognition in a study addressing elderly caregivers
Grantee:Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/21521-7 - Differences in social support and cognitive processing of a group of caring and careless elderly
Grantee:Wellinton Lucas Silva de Almeida
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation