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Table 2 Burden on Caregivers as measured by the ZBI

From: The effects of inflammatory bowel disease on caregivers: significant burden and loss of productivity

Zarit Burden Interview Results Among Caregivers
QuestionNeverRarelySometimesQuite FrequentlyFrequentlyNearly Always
1. Do you feel that your care recipient asks for more help than he/she needs?65%24%10%2%0%0%
2. Do you feel that because of the time you spend with your care recipient that you don’t have enough time for yourself?51%17%26%3%0%3%
3. Do you feel stressed between caring for your care recipient and trying to meet other responsibilities for your family or work?30%28%30%6%0%5%
4. Do you feel embarrassed over your care recipient behavior?73%16%12%0%0%0%
5. Do you feel angry when you are around your care recipient?68%23%9%0%0%1%
6. Do you feel that your care recipient currently affects your relationships with other family members or friends in a negative way?62%22%14%2%0%1%
7. Are you afraid what the future holds for your care recipient?14%14%40%22%1%10%
8. Do you feel your care recipient is dependent on you?15%30%37%13%1%4%
9. Do you feel strained when you are around your care recipient?51%25%23%1%0%1%
10. Do you feel your health has suffered because of your involvement with your care recipient?67%16%14%4%0%0%
11. Do you feel that you don’t have as much privacy as you would like because of your care recipient?73%16%7%3%0%2%
12. Do you feel that your social life has suffered because you are caring for your care recipient?50%24%22%3%0%2%
13. Do you feel uncomfortable about having friends over because of your care recipient?81%9%9%0%0%1%
14. Do you feel that your care recipient seems to expect you to take care of him/her as if you were the only one he/she could depend on?54%20%16%6%0%5%
15. Do you feel that you don’t have enough money to take care of your care recipient in addition to the rest of your expenses?51%17%24%5%1%3%
16. Do you feel that you will be unable to take care of your care recipient much longer?80%12%6%2%0%0%
17. Do you feel you have lost control of your life since your care recipient’s illness?71%11%16%3%0%0%
18. Do you wish you could leave the care of your care recipient to someone else?75%14%9%1%0%1%
19. Do you feel uncertain about what to do about your care recipient?37%30%25%6%0%1%
20. Do you feel you should be doing more for your care recipient?25%25%35%13%0%3%
21. Do you feel you could do a better job in caring for your care recipient?22%27%38%11%0%2%
22. Overall, how burdened do you feel in caring for your care recipient?46%35%11%7%0%1%