Compassion Fatigue in Familial Caregivers: The development of a new scale
What is this Study about?
The aim of this study is to develop a new psychological questionnaire that measures compassion fatigue – emotional and physical exhaustion that involves a decreased ability to experience empathy and compassion for others – and captures experiences unique to individuals acting as caregivers for their family members who suffer from dementia. The results of this study will be disseminated through scientific publications and conference presentations.
What Will Happen in This Study?
You will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires regarding your caregiving experience. This will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Who is Eligible to Participate in this Study?
You are eligible to participate if you must:
• Be older than 18 years old
• Be a part- or full-time caregiver for a family member diagnosed with dementia.
•Must speak English
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