The Impact of Caregiving Burden on Caregivers' Anxiety About Aging

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Identifier 1996_Wullschleger
Title The Impact of Caregiving Burden on Caregivers' Anxiety About Aging
Creator Wullschleger, Karla Scroggin
Subject Caregivers; Aging; Anxiety; Adaptation, Psychological; Life Change Events; Activities of Daily Living; Residential Facilities; Nursing Homes; Social Support; Self-Help Groups; Self Concept; Attitude to Health; Sampling Studies; Questionnaires; Aging Populations; Caregiver Burden; Optimal Aging; Family Caregivers
Description This study examined the relationship between caregiving burden and the caregivers' anxiety about their own aging. Other related sociodemographic, social, and social support factors were also examined. The 894 respondents in this research were identified from the mailing lists of 50 support groups for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease from 16 states. The data were collected from mailed, self-report questionnaires. Only caregiver burden, relationship to care receiver, and satisfaction with support were statistically significant in their association with anxiety about aging. When these variables were placed in a step-wise regression analysis, however, only caregiver burden had a significant influence on anxiety about aging (Beta = .32) explaining 11% of the variance. Caregivers who experienced high levels of burden were likely to have the most anxiety about: their own aging. Also, caregiver burden was even more strongly associated with anxiety about aging after caregivers placed their loved ones in nursing facilities. Long-term implications of these findings are discussed.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1995
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Karla Scroggin Wullschleger 1995
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Karla Scroggin Wullschleger
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6b886fq
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179444
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b886fq
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