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[Comment] Training caregivers of disabled patients after stroke

21 Dec 2013

At least a third of stroke survivors remain disabled, making stroke the third leading cause of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) worldwide. Assistance is often provided informally by family and friends who might be ill-informed or ill-prepared physically and emotionally. Informal caregiving imposes a persistent burden on 25–50% of caregivers, dependent on the mental health, mood, and requirements of the caregiver as well as on the age, mental health, and function of the patient. Caregiver burden can compromise caregivers' health and patients' rehabilitation and recovery.

Date: 
21 December 2013

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