Loneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or related disorders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148304
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Presentation
Title:
Loneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or related disorders
Abstract:
Loneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or related disorders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Beeson, Rose
P.I. Institution Name:Boston College
Secondary data from a sample of 102 AD caregiving husbands and wives enrolled in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of the University Alzheimer’s Center (University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University) were analyzed to examine the relationships among loneliness and depression and the following variables: husbands vs. wives, quality of the past relationship, relational deprivation, patients’ depressive symptoms and disruptive behaviors, quality of the current relationship, expressive support and satisfaction with social ties. The conceptual framework was based on Pearlin, Mullan, Semple and Skaff’s (1990) Caregiver Stress Process Model. The data indicated that higher levels of caregiver loneliness were associated with higher levels of caregiver relational deprivation (r= .46, p < .01), higher levels of patients’ depressive symptoms (r = .35, p < .01) and disruptive behaviors (r = .34, p < .01), lower levels of expressive support (r = -.49, p < .01), lower levels of satisfaction with social ties (r = -.40, p < .01), poorer quality of the current relationship (r = .46, p < .01) and higher levels of caregiver depression (r = .62, p < .01). Using the General Linear Model for general factorial ANOVA’s, the model explained 64% of the variance in depression for caregiving wives and 43% for caregiving husbands. Although certain conditions of the AD caregivers’ life are not amenable to change, loneliness is treatable. Future nursing interventions should address caregiver loneliness and depression.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLoneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or related disordersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148304-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Loneliness and depression in spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease (AD) or related disorders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beeson, Rose</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boston College</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">b29111@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Secondary data from a sample of 102 AD caregiving husbands and wives enrolled in the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease Research Center of the University Alzheimer&rsquo;s Center (University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University) were analyzed to examine the relationships among loneliness and depression and the following variables: husbands vs. wives, quality of the past relationship, relational deprivation, patients&rsquo; depressive symptoms and disruptive behaviors, quality of the current relationship, expressive support and satisfaction with social ties. The conceptual framework was based on Pearlin, Mullan, Semple and Skaff&rsquo;s (1990) Caregiver Stress Process Model. The data indicated that higher levels of caregiver loneliness were associated with higher levels of caregiver relational deprivation (r= .46, p &lt; .01), higher levels of patients&rsquo; depressive symptoms (r = .35, p &lt; .01) and disruptive behaviors (r = .34, p &lt; .01), lower levels of expressive support (r = -.49, p &lt; .01), lower levels of satisfaction with social ties (r = -.40, p &lt; .01), poorer quality of the current relationship (r = .46, p &lt; .01) and higher levels of caregiver depression (r = .62, p &lt; .01). Using the General Linear Model for general factorial ANOVA&rsquo;s, the model explained 64% of the variance in depression for caregiving wives and 43% for caregiving husbands. Although certain conditions of the AD caregivers&rsquo; life are not amenable to change, loneliness is treatable. Future nursing interventions should address caregiver loneliness and depression.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:13Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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