The CBS consists of 22 items using a 4-point Likert scale format, measuring five dimensions of caregiver burden; general strain, disappointment, isolation, emotional involvement and environment. Each dimension has a theoretical score between 1 and 4, with a high score indicating a high level of perceived burden. The total burden index CBS score can be divided into low burden (1.00-1.99), medium burden (2.00-2.99),and high burden (3.00-4.00).
Year: 1996 Authors: Elmståhl et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Caregiver quality of life
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Measure: Caregiver quality of life
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 1-4 Reference: Elmståhl, S., Malmberg, B., & Annerstedt, L. (1996). Caregiver's burden of patients 3 years after stroke assessed by a novel caregiver burden scale. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 77(2), 177-182.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Specifically targetted at caregivers Translations available: Unclear Original version validated: Yes Original language: Swedish Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1016/S0003-9993(96)90164-1