Husbands and wives as caregivers: antecedents of depression and burden

Title

Husbands and wives as caregivers: antecedents of depression and burden

Creator

Pruchno RA; Resch NL

Publisher

The Gerontologist

Date

1989

Subject

Humans; Mental Health; Sex Factors; Depression; Regression Analysis; P.H.S.; Research Support; U.S. Gov't; Interviews; Alzheimer Disease/psychology; Marriage; Home Nursing/psychology

Description

Contrasting predictors of depression among 101 men and 214 women providing care to spouses suffering from Alzheimer's Disease indicated that the sole predictor for husbands was ill health, whereas for wives less emotional investment was also predictive. While there were no significant predictors for burden among husbands, for wives, burden was associated with poorer health, less emotional investment, greater spouse impairment, and provision of more assistance with tasks.
1989

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

159-165

Issue

2

Volume

29

Citation

Pruchno RA; Resch NL, “Husbands and wives as caregivers: antecedents of depression and burden,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12495.

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