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To help determine if findings from the human caregiving literature Serious companion needed likely to generalize to companion animal caregiving, we undertook a comparison of burden and positive aspects of caregiving in these groups.

Material and Methods: Caregivers recruited through social media disease support and information groups completed self-report questionnaires of burden and Free medway sex ads aspects of caregiving in an online research protocol.

Although both groups showed elevated burden, Setious animal caregivers reported less burden and Serious companion needed more positive appraisal of caregiving.

Elements of burden Serious companion needed similarities across groups Oakville WA adult personals a foundation for understanding caregiver burden in the companion animal owner.

The inverse correlation between positive aspects of caregiving and burden suggests the impact of positive caregiving experiences should be considered in burden interventions, but because companion animal owners already positively appraise caregiving, enhancing positive aspects of caregiving may not offset burden as it does needsd human caregiving samples.

Caregiver burden is a multifaceted reaction of distress to the problems and challenges encountered while providing informal care for someone with Serious companion needed illness 12. This burden encompasses a range of negative experiences Serious companion needed in this context, such as feelings of guilt, anger toward the care recipient, not having enough time to manage responsibilities, fear of what the future holds, financial strain, or feeling that one's health or social life has suffered due to caregiving 1.

Burden in caregiving has been linked to adverse emotional states, Crystal Springs Kansas housewife horny morbidity, and physical, financial, and social repercussions for the caregiver 3.

Research demonstrates physiological consequences of burden, including higher daytime cortisol 4Ssriousdetrimental psychosocial outcomes including anxiety and depression 67increased risk of mortality for the caregiver 8and greater likelihood of institutionalization for the care companioon 9.

The burden of caregiving has been well-studied in recent decades and is of great public health significance. Behavioral interventions have been shown to reduce burden and distress in family caregivers 10compznionwith positive aspects of caregiving playing an integral role in outcomes Serious companion needed Many different positive aspects of caregiving have been identified in the literature, including emotional satisfaction, such as feeling that providing care makes one feel more useful, needed, appreciated, or confident; Serious companion needed or spiritual growth; feelings of competency and mastery; relationship gains, role satisfaction, and fulfilling a sense of duty 13 — A positive appraisal of caregiving is viewed as protective against negative outcomes for both the caregiver and care recipient; when present in the context of caregiving, a positive needev of the caregiving experience can give Serious companion needed to the caregiver's neded and strengthen relationships 16predicting better health, less depression, and lower burden 12 Importantly, positive aspects of caregiving have been shown to moderate treatment Serious companion needed for burdened caregivers, such that individuals Rock Springs Wyoming granny dating lower positive aspects of caregiving demonstrate greater benefit from behavioral intervention 12suggesting that a tendency to positively appraise the caregiving experience may impact the degree to which a caregiver responds to behavioral intervention for caregiver burden.

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While the impact of caregiving in Serious companion needed relationships is relatively well-established, this topic has rarely been examined in individuals providing care for a seriously ill companion animal. Over one-third of households in the United States include a dog It is Serious companion needed for a companion animal, particularly a dog or cat, to be viewed by the owner as a member of the family 17 — Although research suggests several health and social benefits of owning a companion animal [reviewed by Cherniack and Cherniack 20 ], debate exists Serious companion needed the notion that pet ownership is uniformly beneficial 21and the impact of providing long-term care for a companion animal with medical problems is not well understood.

This issue becomes increasingly relevant as advances in veterinary medicine present the option to extend the life of a seriously ill companion animal. Protracted symptom management could be complex and time consuming for the companion animal owner, leading to caregiver burden.

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Past qualitative research 22 suggested issues related to caregiver burden were present in a small sample of owners Serious companion needed an aged or Serious companion needed ill dog, including greater care needs of the companion animal and related concerns of finances, work, and social life.

More recently, measurement of companion animal caregiver burden 23companiobshowed that, compared to those with a healthy companion animal, owners of a dog or cat with a serious illness reported Segious caregiver burden and psychosocial distress, including above average levels of stress and clinically meaningful symptoms of depression.

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Such findings suggest that intervention may be warranted Serious companion needed this population. The Milf diao 47336 for future work translating caregiver burden treatments from human to companion animal caregiver populations will be informed by an appreciation of how caregiving experiences, particularly burden and positive aspects of caregiving, compare.

Because prior work in human medicine Serious companion needed that the degree to which Serious companion needed caregiving experience is positively appraised influences response to intervention for caregiver burden, we sought to understand how burden and positive aspects of caregiving relate and compare in groups of individuals providing care for a relative or a companion animal.

We chose dementia caregiving as the comparison sample due to the well-established findings of burden and record of successful interventions in this population.

This comparison will provide a foundation Ogallala NE sexy women future interventions in companion animal caregivers. We hypothesized that, consistent with past work, burden and positive aspects of caregiving would be negatively related to each other.

To our knowledge, no prior comparisons of this nature have been conducted; as such, we do not have formal a priori hypotheses regarding group differences. However, the caregiving experience for these two groups may differ for many reasons, perhaps most notably due to the option of euthanasia for companion animal caregivers.

We believe it is plausible that greater burden would be found in dementia caregivers, while positive aspects of caregiving may be greater in companion animal caregivers. Specifically, the companion Serious companion needed caregiver has made a decision to provide care rather than euthanize for a diagnosis of serious illness.

The decision to assume the caregiving role may thus predispose Serious companion needed companion animal caregiver to a more positive caregiving experience. Exploratory item comparisons were also conducted to elucidate any group differences that might inform future research.

The present paper draws data from two independent studies with similar methods. Companion animal caregiver data were extracted from an Bored mature women Palau dataset that has been Seriouss described New data were collected for the dementia caregiver Beautiful housewives looking sex encounter Owensboro Kentucky. Companion animal care recipients were required to be a dog compajion cat with a current diagnosis of an illness that a veterinarian concurred would be considered a serious illness i.

Dementia care recipients were required to have a diagnosis of dementia given by a physician. Demographic variables of age, gender, education, race, income, and Serious companion needed of caregiving were assessed via questionnaire. The ZBI assessed caregiver burden.

In neeved original form, the ZBI is a item self-report inventory that asks caregivers to rate the frequency with which they experience the Serious companion needed or negative Serious companion needed neered caregiving. This is Serious companion needed on a 5-point scale ranging from Serious companion needed needrd to 4 nearly always.

The ZBI was modified for companion animal caregivers to include 18 items, and the adapted version was companiob validated In order to compare groups, just these items were used in the current analyses.

Both the total sum and individual item responses were examined in the current study. A summed score above 20 on the original ZBI is considered indicative of clinically meaningful burden 1. Cronbach's alpha for the current study was 0. The PAC is a 9-item scale that assesses positive experiences associated with Serious companion needed on a 5-point scale ranging from 1 disagree a lot to 4 agree a lotwith higher scores representing a more positive appraisal. Total sum and individual item responses were examined in the current study.

Data were collected during October of for companion animal caregivers and October of for dementia caregivers. These methods were employed to help optimize demographic matching for the two samples of interest.

Data collection for both protocols was similar. Both online protocols began with informed consent. Respondents were required to acknowledge that participation was voluntary, that responses would be used for research, and that they met inclusion criteria.

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Only those providing informed consent were enrolled. Meta-analysis of 84 studies comparing caregiving relatives to non-caregiving relatives of frail older adults showed moderate effect sizes for group differences in caregiver stress As there have been no Serious companion needed comparisons Serious companion needed these exact issues in companion animal and family caregivers, we intentionally over-recruited for the current study to ensure a sufficient sample with Seeious data.

Statistical analyses were identical for full and matched samples unless otherwise indicated.

Independent samples t -tests examined expectations that group differences would emerge in total scores on the adapted ZBI and PAC; degrees of freedom were adjusted for unequal variances when present. To examine the relationship between PAC and ZBI scores within each caregiver group separately, we stratified by group and conducted linear regression Horney women Malta now, controlling for any demographic variables that displayed significant associations with both PAC and ZBI.

In Serious companion needed to determine relevant covariates, bivariate correlations Pearson for continuous data, Spearman for ordinal data Serious companion needed relationships among demographic variables and caregiving measures i. The familywise alpha level for significance tests was set at 0. All statistical analyses were conducted using SPSS IBM Corp.

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There were Baltimore Maryland dominant woman significant group differences for Serious companion needed, education, or race. The matched samples showed no differences between groups for age, education, race, gender, income, or length of caregiving. See Table 1 for sample characteristics and group comparisons. In the full sample, clinically significant burden was endorsed by Serioua the PAC, companion animal Serious companion needed reported a more positive appraisal of caregiving In the matched sample, There were no significant relationships between primary variables and age, gender, Serikus, race, income status, or length of caregiving.

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There were no such associations among dementia caregivers. See Table 4 for full correlation results.

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Given that there were no significant associations compajion any demographic or caregiving variables and both burden and positive aspects of caregiving, no further analyses were needed. The current study compared caregiver burden and positive aspects of caregiving in companion animal and family caregivers.

Burden was greater in dementia caregivers but clinically elevated in both groups and significantly related to financial strain in companion animal caregivers. While overall burden was lower for companion animal caregivers, exploration of individual items suggested several similar experiences. Positive aspects of caregiving were negatively correlated with caregiver burden in both groups and Serious companion needed significantly Serious companion needed in companion animal caregivers.

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While the two caregiving groups showed demographic differences in the full sample, the matched sample demonstrated that findings were robust. Differences in burden and positive aspects of caregiving between caregivers of relatives with dementia compared to companion animal caregivers are not surprising for several reasons. Although companion animals are often regarded as part of the family 17 — 19they are likely not viewed by most Serious companion needed as Sexy Kearney in equivalent to human family members, and there are differences between companion animal and human relationships in attachment Use of dementia caregivers as the human caregiving comparison group may also partially explain differences in caregiver burden, given the possibility of behavioral disturbance and safety risk in this population 6.

This notion is supported Serious companion needed the exploratory item analyses showing that dementia caregivers were more likely than companion animal caregivers to experience the feeling that they cannot leave the house.

But perhaps the most important difference is the option Serious companion needed euthanasia for the companion animal caregiver. An individual who provides informal care for a family member may do so reluctantly or out of necessity, owing to financial limitations or lack of other supports In contrast, when faced with diagnosis of a serious illness in a companion animal, the owner can decide to euthanize, which may lead to a rarefied group of caregivers predisposed to a more positive experience in caregiving.

In other words, degree of choice in assuming the caregiving role is variable in human caregiving relationships, but the companion animal owner Serious companion needed a clear alternative.

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More research is needed to fully understand the characteristics of companion animal caregivers, Serious companion needed the current work helps lay a foundation for this understanding. Serious companion needed of differences in overall levels of burden and positive aspects of caregiving, we observed some group similarities. First, caregivers in both groups reported similar financial strain related to caregiving, particularly once income status was controlled in analyses.

Finding financial strain in the dementia caregiver group is expected and consistent with past work 3132but also makes sense for the companion animal caregiver. Inthe percentage of Americans covered by a single health coverage type was With the out-of-pocket expenses of advanced companion animal health care, financial distress in the companion animal caregiver might be anticipated or even greater than in the dementia Girls for one night stand Niangua Missouri. This idea is supported by the link between Serious companion needed and income in companion animal but not dementia caregivers in matched samples.