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Family caregiving to those with dementia in rural Alabama: racial similarities and differences.
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PMID:  17215199     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explored differences and similarities in the experiences of African American and White family caregivers of dementia patients living in rural Alabama. This cross-sectional survey used a caregiving stress model to investigate the interrelationships between caregiving burden, mediators, and outcomes. Random-digit-dialing telephone interviews were used to obtain data on a probability sample of 74 non-Hispanic White and 67 African American caregivers. White caregivers were more likely to be married and older, used acceptance and humor as coping styles, and had fewer financial problems. African American caregivers gave more hours of care, used religion and denial as coping styles, and were less burdened. The authors have developed a methodology for obtaining a representative sample of African American and White rural caregivers. Further investigations are needed of the interactions between urban/rural location and ethnic/racial backgrounds of dementia caregivers for heuristic and applied reasons.
Jordan I Kosberg; Allan V Kaufman; Louis D Burgio; James D Leeper; Fei Sun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0898-2643     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-03-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-21     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Alabama / ethnology
Caregivers* / psychology
Cost of Illness
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Home Nursing / psychology*
Quality of Life / psychology
Rural Population*
Social Support
Stress, Psychological* / ethnology,  psychology
Grant Support
5R03 HS013189/HS/AHRQ HHS; U01 NR004261/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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