Aim: To examine the impact of the TAPESTRY (Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality) approach on the burden of caring for someone with a chronic disease.
Overview: The caregiver burden encompasses the physical, emotional, financial, and social stressors placed on caregivers when caring for a person with dementia. To alleviate the added stress and improve caregiver health, it is suggested that caregivers participate in pleasant activities.
- Older adults aged 70+ living at home
- Participants are from either site of the McMaster Family Health Team (McMaster Family Practice or Stone-church Family Health Centre)
About 25% of participants self-identified as primary informal caregiver
- Data collected
- CB: 4-item Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI)
- Quality of Life (QoL): EuroQOL five (EQ5D)
- Social Support (SS): Duke Social Support Index (DSS)
- Qualitative interviews regarding the context of caregiving
- Evidence for caregiver burden among TAPESTRY participants