Zarit Burden Scale

The next set of questions asks about how often certain situations arise as the result of any emotional support or physical assistance that you privide to [Name]. If an item does not apply to your situation., please let me know an I will go on to the next question. Please answer each question using this scale (SHOW CARD E).
Never Rarely Sometimes Quite
frequently
Nearly always

1. How often do you feel that [he/she] asks for more help than [he/she] needs?

2. How often do you feel that because of the time you spend with [him/her] that you don't have enough time for yourself?

3. How often do you feel stressed between caring for [him/her] and trying to meet other responsibilities for your family or work?

4. How often do you feel embarrassed over [his/her] behavior?

5. How often do you feel angry when you are around [him/her]?

6. How often do your feel that [he/she] currently affects your relationships with other family members or friends in a negative way?

7. How often are you aftaid of what the future holds for [him/her]?

8. How often do you feel [he/she] is dependent on you?

9. How often do you feel strained when you are around [him/her]?

10. How often do you feel your health has suffered because of your involvement with [him/her]?

11. How often do you feel that you don't have as much privacy as you would like because of [him/her]?