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Caregiver burden, productivity loss, and indirect costs associated with caring for patients with poststroke spasticity

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
Caregiver burden, productivity loss, and indirect costs associated with caring for patients with poststroke spasticity
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s91123
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Authors

Patrick J Gillard, Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, Glenn D. Graham, Marco D. DiBonaventura, Amir Goren, Richard Zorowitz

Abstract

Many stroke survivors experience poststroke spasticity and the related inability to perform basic activities, which necessitates patient management and treatment, and exerts a considerable burden on the informal caregiver. The current study aims to estimate burden, productivity loss, and indirect costs for caregivers of stroke survivors with spasticity. Internet survey data were collected from 153 caregivers of stroke survivors with spasticity including caregiving time and difficulty (Oberst Caregiver Burden Scale), Work Productivity and Activity Impairment measures, and caregiver and patient characteristics. Fractional logit models examined predictors of work-related restriction, and work losses were monetized (2012 median US wages). Mean Oberst Caregiver Burden Scale time and difficulty scores were 46.1 and 32.4, respectively. Employed caregivers (n=71) had overall work restriction (32%), absenteeism (9%), and presenteeism (27%). Caregiver characteristics, lack of nursing home coverage, and stroke survivors' disability predicted all work restriction outcomes. The mean total lost-productivity cost per employed caregiver was US$835 per month (>$10,000 per year; 72% attributable to presenteeism). These findings demonstrate the substantial burden of caring for stroke survivors with spasticity illustrating the societal and economic impact of stroke that extends beyond the stroke survivor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 167 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 22%
Researcher 21 12%
Student > Bachelor 20 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 35 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 45 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 21%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10 6%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Neuroscience 5 3%
Other 21 12%
Unknown 45 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2015.
All research outputs
#2,609,883
of 6,549,866 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#354
of 855 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89,175
of 210,194 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#23
of 53 outputs
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