Magnitude and causes of bias among family caregivers rating Alzheimer disease patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Attitude to Health
  • Caregivers
  • Patients
  • Self-Assessment

abstract

  • Caregiver assessments of dementia patients may determine the type and frequency of treatment received by the patient, and caregivers' ability to reliably detect change in patient status can play a critical role in evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and pharmacologic agents. Clinicians and researchers working with dementia patients who rely on caregiver reports of patient status should be sensitive to the health and well-being of the caregiver and recognize that caregiver assessments may be negatively biased when the caregiver's own well-being is compromised.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3330137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.10.002

PubMed ID

  • 23290199

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 14

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 21

number

  • 1