Promoting Excellence : Caregiver Burden Scale

Instrument Name:
Caregiver Burden Scale

A tool to numerically calculate the burden experienced by caregivers caring for a loved one.

Evalutaion Tools - Clinical Quality

Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, PhD

Author Contact Information:
Director, Gerontology Center
University of Kansas
Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., #3090
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
[email protected]

Montgomery RJV, EF Borgatta & ML Borgatta. (2000). "Societal and Family Change in the Burden of Care." In Who Should Care for the Elderly? An East-West Value Divide, edited by WT Liu & H Kendig. Singapore: The National University of Singapore Press. (Reprint in PDF format available at website.)

Montogomery RJV, Gonyea JG and Hooyman NR. Caregiving and the Experience of Subjective and Objective Burden. Family Relations 1985;34:19-26.

caregiver survey, caregiver perception of care, emotional well-being, impact of care

To use this tool:
No permission is required to use this tool.

To view this tool: (PDF)
Information about using the scale is available at Scale.pdf (PDF).


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