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Long-distance caregiving: a systematic review of the literature.
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PMID:  23078605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There are an estimated 5-7 million long-distance caregivers (LDCs) in the United States, but little is known about this growing population. This study reviewed the literature on LDCs and examined 16 identified studies. Although studies defined LDCs differently, a composite description of who LDCs are and what they do is presented. LDCs make substantial contributions in terms of physical, financial, and social support. Distance complicates communication about care recipients' health and care needs, as well as the types of care that can be provided. Related to this, geographic separation can exacerbate care-related stressors. Implications for future research were also identified.
John G Cagle; Jean C Munn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological social work     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1540-4048     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Soc Work     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903311     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Soc Work     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  682-707     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Center for Health Services Research , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.
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