Health and frailty among older spousal caregivers: an observational cohort study in Belgium.

Florence Potier, Jean-Marie Degryse, Benoît Bihin, Florence Chainiaux, Chantal Charlet-Renard, Henri Martens, Marie de SAINT HUBERT

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Abstract

Among older couples, spouses are first in line to provide care, and they are key elements in the home support of dependent older persons. In this context, ensuring the health of these older spousal caregivers should be an important issue for all of the providers who care for older adults. The aim of this study was to longitudinally assess the health of older spousal caregivers considering frailty, nutrition, cognition, physical performance and mood disorders.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018

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Belgium
Caregivers
Observational Studies
Cohort Studies
Health
Mood Disorders
Spouses
Cognition

Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Caregiving
  • Cognition
  • Frailty

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Potier, F., Degryse, J-M., Bihin, B., Chainiaux, F., Charlet-Renard, C., Martens, H., & de SAINT HUBERT, M. (2018). Health and frailty among older spousal caregivers: an observational cohort study in Belgium. BMC Geriatrics.
Potier, Florence ; Degryse, Jean-Marie ; Bihin, Benoît ; Chainiaux, Florence ; Charlet-Renard, Chantal ; Martens, Henri ; de SAINT HUBERT, Marie. / Health and frailty among older spousal caregivers: an observational cohort study in Belgium. In: BMC Geriatrics. 2018.
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