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HENRIQUES, Renata da Trindade Meira; CABANA, Maria Cristina Fonsêca de Lima  e  MONTARROYOS, Ulisses Ramos. Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders associated with the burden placed on family caregivers of elderly. Mental [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.22, pp. 35-52. ISSN 1679-4427.

Objective: This study aims to analyze the prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) associated with the burden placed on family caregivers of elderly. Methods: Descriptive epidemiologic study from transverse nature, with convenience sample, in which were analyzed 73 family caregivers of elderly treated at Geriatric ambulatory from public hospital in Pernambuco healthy state network. The data were collected through sociodemographic questionnaire, drawn up for this research and Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20), instrument developed to the identification of CMD, validated to Brazilian reality. And the last instrument used was Zarit Burden Interview scale, validated on Brazil to evaluated overload of caregivers. Results: At 73 family caregivers of elderly, 26 were classifieds with CMD, which correspond to a prevalence of 35.6%. About the level of overload, 43.8% had mild to moderated overload, 41.1% did not report overload, while 13.7% were classified with overload moderated to heavy; and just one caregiver (1.4%) present heavy level of overload. Conclusion: The association between caregiver’s CMD and the overload on elderly cares were statically significant (p = 0,000), observing that the frequency of CMD between those had a mild to moderated overload level were 37.5% and between the caregivers with moderated to heavy level of overload, almost the total (90.9%) had CMD.

Palavras-chave : Aged; family/family members; caregivers/family caregivers; mental disorders.

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