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What questions are asked in the DDD caregiver status acuity scale and how are your caregiver's answers scored?

The DDD caregiver status acuity scale consists of six questions that must be answered by your primary caregiver. Scores for each question are determined based on your primary caregiver's response for each question.
(1) Overall, how stressed do you feel in caring for the client?
Answers
Score
Not stressed
0
Somewhat stressed
4
Very stressed
9
(2) Other care giving for persons who are disabled, seriously ill, or under age 5?
Answers
Score
Client is the only person who requires direct care
0
Part-time responsibility for one or more additional persons
1
Full-time responsibility for one additional person
2
Full-time responsibility for two or more additional persons
4
(3) Factors that make it hard to be a caregiver for client?
Answers
Score
Decline in physical health
1
Decline in emotional health
1
Negative impact on employment
1
Getting less than 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep because of care giving
1
Health or safety impact
1
Other issues than impact care giving
1
(4) How much do these things impact your ability to care for the client?
Answers
Score
Little or no impact
0
Possible impact, no concrete evidence
1
Concrete evidence of reduced care
4
Unable
9
(5) Is the client creating significant stress on other household members?
Answers
Score
Stable and healthy
0
Clearly identifiable signs of stress
4
Serious risk of failure
9
(6) How long do you expect to continue providing care?
Answers
Score
2 or more years
0
6 months to 2 years
0
1 to 6 months
4
Less than 1 month
9
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-10-029, ยง 388-828-5260, filed 4/23/07, effective 6/1/07.]
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