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Perceived health, caregiver burden, and quality of life in women partners providing care to Veterans with traumatic brain injury

Karen L. Saban, PhD, APRN, RN, CNRN, FAHA, et al.

Females providing informal care to Veteran partners/ spouses with traumatic brain injury (TBI) reported moderately low levels of quality of life (QOL) as well as symptoms associated with stress, such as fatigue and sleep disturbances. The most commonly reported health problems were low back pain and high blood pressure. Stress related to financial problems contributed to lower QOL. However, women who placed greater value on their roles as caregivers reported higher levels of QOL. These findings have implications for development of family-centered interventions to enhance the QOL of informal caregivers of Veterans with TBI.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.07.0143

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 681 — 692


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Saban KL, Griffin JM, Urban A, Janusek MA, Pape TL, Collins E. Perceived health, caregiver burden, and quality of life in women partners providing care to Veterans with traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6): 681–92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.07.0143
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