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Association between Caregiver Quality of Life and the Care Provided to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease: Systematic Review

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We reviewed the literature to examine whether an association exists between the quality of life (QoL) of primary informal Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregivers and the level and quality of care that these caregivers provide to their loved ones with AD. We obtained studies focusing on the care that these caregivers provide for their family members with AD. Our outcome of interest was level or quality of care and the independent variable was caregiver QoL. We extracted data in tabular form and used a narrative synthesis approach to describe our findings. Only one relevant study was included in the review. Overall, the evidence was equivocal regarding the associations between caregiver QoL and the level/quality of care in AD.

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Hazzan, A. , Shannon, H. , Ploeg, J. , Raina, P. and Oremus, M. (2014) Association between Caregiver Quality of Life and the Care Provided to Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease: Systematic Review. Advances in Alzheimer's Disease, 3, 44-53. doi: 10.4236/aad.2014.31006.

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