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Responses of elderly spouse caregivers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2320760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper three categories of variables were identified to predict spouses' reactions to caregiving roles: patient characteristics, the caregiving environment, and characteristics of the caregiver. Measures of these variables were administered to 159 spouse caregivers. Four domains of caregivers' responses were identified: negative emotional reactions, feelings of responsibility for the patient, feelings of abandonment by family, and impact of caregiving on daily schedules. These domains were influenced most by patient negative behaviors, physical health, and age, and by caregiver age, employment, and emotional status. Amount of assistance, affective support, and hours of care also were predictive of spouse responses.
B Given; M Stommel; C Collins; S King; C W Given
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-03     Completed Date:  1990-05-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Helping Behavior*
Home Nursing*
Social Environment
Social Support
Grant Support
1 R01 AG 06584/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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