Brome-Missisquoi Caregivers' Support Group




This site is designed as a tool
for the self evaluation of
your caregiver status,
the risk of exhaustion and
the means of prevention.





Project leaders: Sonia Lessard
and Claude Chiasson

Visitors

Visitors since June 24th 2008:

Statistics on the reality for caregivers:


Prolonged stress situations lead to fatigue and the onset of illness, notably cardiovascular disease, Work related stress is one of the leading causes of cardiac arrest. (Overwork or burnout).

Weighted scale of life events:
  1. Death of a spouse : 100
  2. Divorce : 73
  3. Separation : 65
  4. Imprisonment : 65
  5. Death of a parent : 63
  6. Injury or physical illness : 53
  7. Marriage : 50
  8. Job loss : 47
  9. Marriage reconciliation : 45
  1. Retirement : 45
  2. Illness of a spouse : 44
  3. Illness of a family member : 44
  4. Pregnancy : 40
  5. Birth : 39
  6. Death of a friend : 37
  7. Change of employment : 36
  8. Change in the number of arguments with a spouse : 35