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Maria F. B. de Sousa ; Ana C. Ganem ; Thais V. Silva ; Marcia C. N. Dourado ;Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy 2013, 35 3

Autor: Raquel L. Santos

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=311028936006


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Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy ISSN: 2237-6089 trends.denise@gmail.com Associação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul Brasil Santos, Raquel L.; de Sousa, Maria F.
B.; Ganem, Ana C.; Silva, Thais V.; Dourado, Marcia C.
N. Cultural aspects in dementia: differences in the awareness of Brazilian caregivers Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, vol.
35, núm.
3, abril-junio, 2013, pp.
191-197 Associação de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=311028936006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Trends Original Article in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Cultural aspects in dementia: differences in the awareness of Brazilian caregivers Aspectos culturais na demência: diferenças na consciência da doença de cuidadores brasileiros Raquel L.
Santos, Maria F.
B.
de Sousa, Ana C.
Ganem, Thais V.
Silva, Marcia C.
N.
Dourado* Abstract Resumo Objective: To explore differences in disease awareness in participants of a psychoeducational group designed for Latin American caregivers of people with dementia. Method: We assessed participants of a group developed at an outpatient unit for Alzheimer’s disease.
Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyze differences in the caregivers’ reports. Results and Discussion: The participants, mostly spouses and daughters, presented moderate caregiver burden and different levels of awareness (aware, partially aware, or unaware). Disease awareness and the development of coping strategies were influenced by familism, religiosity, and duty.
Becoming a caregiver was considered positive in some cases, due to religious convictions and beliefs related to the importance of caregiving. Caregiver unawareness may reflect an at...





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