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Subjective caregiver burden and anxiety in informal caregivers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

del-Pino-Casado, R; Priego-Cubero, E; López-Martínez, C; Orgeta, V; (2021) Subjective caregiver burden and anxiety in informal caregivers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One , 16 (3) , Article e0247143. 10.1371/journal.pone.0247143. Green open access

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that subjective caregiver burden is an important determinant of clinically significant anxiety in family carers. This meta-analysis aims to synthesise this evidence and investigate the relationship between subjective caregiver burden and anxiety symptoms in informal caregivers. We searched PubMed, CINAHL and PsycINFO up to January 2020. Combined estimates were obtained using a random-effects model. After screening of 4,312 articles, 74 studies (with 75 independent samples) were included. There was a large, positive association between subjective caregiver burden and anxiety symptoms (r = 0.51; 95% CI = 0.47, 0.54; I2 = 0.0%). No differences were found in subgroup analyses by type of study design (cross-sectional vs. longitudinal), sampling, control of confounders or care-recipient characteristics. Subjective caregiver burden is an important risk factor for anxiety in informal caregivers. Targeting subjective caregiver burden could be beneficial in preventing clinically significant anxiety for the increasing number of family carers worldwide.

Type: Article
Title: Subjective caregiver burden and anxiety in informal caregivers: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247143
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247143
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 del-Pino-Casado et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121969
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