alexa The relationship between care-recipient behaviors and spousal caregiving stress.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Psychiatry

Author(s): IngersollDayton B, Raschick M, IngersollDayton B, Raschick M

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Abstract PURPOSE: This study examines gender differences in spousal caregiver stress associated with care-recipient problem behaviors and helping behaviors. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using data from the National Long-Term Care Survey, we examined bivariate and multivariate relationships between the behaviors of care recipients and the stress experienced by their spouses. RESULTS: Gender differences in caregiver stress emerged with respect to problem behaviors and helping behaviors of the care recipient. Helping behaviors had a moderating effect on the relationship between care-recipient problem behaviors and stress for caregiving husbands, but not for caregiving wives. IMPLICATIONS: As practitioners attempt to reduce spousal caregiving distress, they should assess the extent to which care recipient's problem behaviors and efforts to be helpful contribute to caregiver stress. Copyright 2004 The Gerontological Society of America
This article was published in Gerontologist and referenced in Journal of Psychiatry

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