Family Caregiver Stress: How to Measure it and Why
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans provide caregiving for a loved one, a service estimated at $470 billion per year and 21 work hours per week. Many of these caregivers are unpaid and often experience stress and health complications. Human service agencies and healthcare systems are incentivized to help patients by identifying and supporting their family caregivers. However, the quality and feasibility of screening tools to measure caregiver quality of life are unclear, making it difficult for healthcare providers to effectively screen family caregivers. In this webinar we will discuss general properties of effective quality of life measures and share results of a systematic review to catalogue and evaluate existing measures.
Review the rationale for screening caregiver quality of life
Discuss general properties of effective quality of life measures
Shares results of a systematic review of existing caregiver measures
Discuss potential screening tools for use in healthcare settings