Caregiver burden is the stress or strain caregivers experience because of problems and challenges of caregiving. It develops because of the caring tasks or restrictions imposed on the caregiver (Zarit, Reever, & Bach-Peterson, 1980). It is a multidimensional response to stressors (e.g., physical, psychological, emotional, social, and financial) resulting from caregiving. The caregiver’s perception of the burden, not those of other family members or healthcare providers, is what determines the overall impact on the caregiver’s life (Kasuya, Polgar-Bailey, & Takeuchi, 2000).
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