ASSESSING IMPACT ON FAMILY CAREGIVERS TO ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE PATIENTS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This study examined both positive and negative impact of caregiving in a sample of 110 caregivers to an aging family member suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Family caregivers' appraisals along dimensions of subjective burden, negative impact, caregiving satisfaction, and caregiver mastery were correlated with the extent of memory and behavior problems of the patient and caregivers' coping style, locus of control, self-esteem, ego strength, level of depression, and perceived environmental support. Results provide additional evidence for the multidimensional structure of caregivers' subjective appraisals. Correlational findings suggest the potential treatment utility of multicompo-nent intervention programs addressing both positive and negative dimensions of family caregivers experience. 1994 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FAMILY THERAPY

author list (cited authors)

  • TALKINGTONBOYER, S., & SNYDER, D. K.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • TALKINGTONBOYER, S||SNYDER, DK

publication date

  • January 1, 1994 11:11 AM