Predictors of burden in spouse caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease

Title

Predictors of burden in spouse caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease

Creator

Vitaliano PP; Russo J; Young HM; Teri L; Maiuro RD

Publisher

Psychology And Aging

Date

1991

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Follow-Up Studies; Aged; Longitudinal Studies; Sick Role; Personal Satisfaction; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; Adaptation; Psychological; Anger; Anxiety/psychology; Depression/psychology; Activities of Daily Living/psychology; Alzheimer Disease/psychology/therapy; Hostility; Marriage/psychology; Mental Status Schedule/statistics & numerical data; Personality Assessment/statistics & Psychometrics

Description

This study used the following model of distress: Distress = [Exposure to Stress + Vulnerability]/[Psychological and Social Resources]. The constructs in the model were operationalized as (a) distress in response to caregiver experiences (burden); (b) exposure to stress (care recipient functional impairment in activities of daily living [ADLs]); (c) vulnerability (caregiver health problems, anger, and anxiety); and (d) resources (coping, outlook on life, and social supports). Long-term burden (15-18 months after entry) was predicted by several baseline variables: burden, care recipient ADLs, vulnerability and resource variables, and specific interactions of burden, ADLs, vulnerability, and resource variables. The interactions showed that caregivers with high vulnerability and low resources had higher burden scores than caregivers with other combinations of these variables.
1991

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

392-402

Issue

3

Volume

6

Citation

Vitaliano PP; Russo J; Young HM; Teri L; Maiuro RD, “Predictors of burden in spouse caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12161.

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