Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 8 - 2021
Quality of Life of Caregivers of Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome
Bárbara Cristina Jorba Arantes, Ravena Maria Ribeiro Moura and Kátia Rodrigues Menezes*
Nursing Course, School of Health Sciences - ESCS (Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde - ESCS), Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Kátia Rodrigues Menezes, Nursing Course, School of Health Sciences - ESCS (Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde - ESCS), Brazil.
Received: June 28, 2021; Published: July 29, 2021


Objectives: To identify the quality of life of caregivers of children and adolescents with Down Syndrome.

Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional and quantitative approach study with 107 assistants, from October 2018 to January 2019, in a unit specialized in the care of people with Down Syndrome in the Federal District, using sociodemographic questionnaire and the WHOWOL-BREF. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences software version 23, using descriptive analysis and nonparametric Mann-Whitney and Kruskal Wallis tests.

Results: From the analysis, it was identified that most caregivers (n = 97; 90.7%) were women, performing intra-household work, while 40 (37.4%) took care of extradomicile work. The caregivers described higher average in the psychological domain (3.61; SD = 0.62).

Conclusion: This study revealed that caregivers of children and adolescents with DS consider their quality of life to be good.

Keywords: Quality of Life; Down's Syndrome; Caregivers


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