Coping with Caregiver Stress and Burden

Stressed womanCaregivers’ feelings of stress and burden can be assessed with standardized questionnaires and interviews. Although stress and burden are not diagnostic labels in and of themselves, they are key components of the profile of psychological distress experienced by many caregivers.

Tools for Adult Caregivers:

Coping with Caregiving

Caregivers develop coping strategies for the objective, as well as subjective, burdens of providing care. Some of these strategies are predictive of either positive resilience or poorer mental and physical health outcomes.

Measures for assessing Caregiving Coping include:

Family Context