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Frailty, depression, and quality of life: a study with elderly caregivers

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Author(s):
de Melo, Leticia Alves [1] ; Machado de Jesus, Isabela Thais [1] ; Orlandi, Fabiana de Souza [1] ; de Oliveira Gomes, Grace Angelica [1] ; Zazzetta, Marisa Silvana [1] ; Pereira de Brito, Tabatta Renata [2] ; dos Santos-Orlandi, Ariene Angelini [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Alfenas, Alfenas, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem; v. 73, n. 3 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Objective: to analyze the relationship between frailty, depressive symptoms, and quality of life of elderly caregivers of other elderly living in high social vulnerability. Methods: a descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study conducted with 40 elderly caregivers. A questionnaire to characterize elderly caregivers, the Fried frailty phenotype, the Geriatric Depression Scale (to screen depressive symptoms) and the Short-Form 6 Dimension (to assess quality of life) were used. For data analysis, Student's t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's chi(2) and Fisher's exact test were used. Results: most were pre-frail (52.5%) and had no evidence of depressive symptoms (57.5%). They presented, on average, a score of 0.76 (+/- 0.1) in relation to quality of life. Statistical significance was observed between the average scores of quality of life with depressive symptoms (p=0.012) and frailty level (p=0.004). Conclusion: frail elderly caregivers with depressive symptoms had a worse perception of quality of life. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50104-0 - Fragility monitoring software for the elderly assisted by the Family Health Support Center (NASF) at São Carlos - SP - Brazil
Grantee:Marisa Silvana Zazzetta
Support type: Research Grants - Research in Public Policies for the National Health Care System (PP-SUS)
FAPESP's process: 18/04980-3 - Frailty, depressive symptoms and quality of life: a study with elderly caregivers
Grantee:Letícia Alves de Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation