Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form flow
Many instruments have been defined for assessing the amount of burden in caregivers, including the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI).
In 1980, Zarit et al. introduced the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI) to evaluate the burden after a period of time of care giving for chronic patients [1,2]. The original English questionnaire included 29 items, then a version with 22-items developed in 1985 . The ZBI-22 proved to be valid and reliable in many clinical settings, countries and cultures . Bedard et al. in 2001 suggested a consolidated and short 12-item ZBI. They reported this 12-item ZBI is as competent as the 22-item ZBI in terms of validity and reliability . Recently Higginson IJ et al. reported that Short-form of ZBI (ZBI-12) was valid in advanced conditions. It also has been translated in various languages including Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese [5-7].
The version implemented in Awell is the ZARIT-12 (=12-item version).
The Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form flow contains the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form (ZBI-12 / ZARIT-12) questionnaire and associated calculation. After form submission, the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form calculation is executed automatically. It's easy to extend this flow with conditional logic based on the interpretation of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form calculation.
Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview - Short Form (ZBI-12 / ZARIT-12) questionnaire
Click here to open the Dutch version of the ZARIT-12
Click here to open the English version of the ZARIT-12
 Zarit SH, Zarit JM. The hidden victims of Alzheimer s disease:families under stress. New York: New York University Press; 1985.\
 Bachner YG, O Rourke N. Reliability generalization of responses by care providers to the Zarit Burden Interview. Aging Ment Health. 2007;11(6):678–85.\
 Zarit SH, Orr NK, Zarit JM. The memory and behavior problems checklist in Families under stress: Caring for the patient with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. New York: University Pres; 1985.\
 Bedard M, Molloy DW, Squire L, Dubois S, Lever JA, O'Donnell M. The Zarit Burden Interview: A new short version and screening version. Gerontologist. 2001;41(5):652–7
Lai DW. Validation of the Zarit Burden Interview for Chinese Canadian Caregiver. Social Work Research. 2007;31(1):45–53.\
 Haghpanah S, Nasirabadi S, Ghaffarpasand F, Karami R, Mahmoodi M, Parand S, et al. Quality of life among Iranian patients with beta-thalassemia major using the SF-36 questionnaire. Sao Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina. 2013;131(3):166–72.\
 Martin-Carrasco M, Otermin P, Perez-Camo V, Pujol J, Aguera L, Martin MJ, et al. EDUCA study: Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale. Aging Ment Health. 2010;14(6):705–11.\
 Kumamoto K, Arai Y, Ueda T, Washio M. Crossvalidation of the short version of the Japanese version of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (J-ZBI_8) Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 2004;41(2):204–10.