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Avaliação Psicológica

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BARROSO, Sabrina Martins; SANTOS, Luísa Parreira  and  E SILVA, Luciana Francielle. Instruments to evaluate overload in informal caregivers: an integrative review. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.4, pp. 498-504. ISSN 1677-0471.

Informal caregivers may experience overload due to the activities they perform. The present integrative literature review analyzed articles published between January 2002 and December 2016 aiming to investigate the instruments used to assess the overload of informal caregivers to people with chronic pathologies in the Brazilian context. We searched the databases SciELO, PubMed, LILACS and Capes Periodicals, narrowing the final scope to 136 articles. Results showed 16 overload evaluation instruments/techniques and an increase in surveys over the years, with a mean of 9.71 articles per year and greater production on the theme in 2012.

Keywords : overload; caregivers; instruments; scales.

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