Costly Care: The Impact of Providing Care on Caregiver Employment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148757
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Presentation
Title:
Costly Care: The Impact of Providing Care on Caregiver Employment
Abstract:
Costly Care: The Impact of Providing Care on Caregiver Employment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Newberry, Alyssa G.
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh
Title:Research Assistant
Co-Authors:Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN; Barbara A. Given, RN, PhD, FAAN; Charles W. Given, PhD; Sarah Bradley, BS; Allison Hricik, MS, BS; Xiaoli Lu, MS; Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN
[Scientific session research presentation] Although the link between providing care and changes in family caregivers' emotional and physical health is well documented, less is known regarding the impact of providing care on caregivers' employment.  The purpose of this analysis was to determine variables that predict whether caregivers changed employment as a result of providing care. Lazarus and Folkman?s Stress and Coping model guided this cross-sectional, descriptive study involving 95 family caregivers of persons with a primary malignant brain tumor. Logistic regression was used with data from telephone interviews - employment, changes in employment due to providing care, caregiver gender, depressive symptoms, burden, mastery, relationship to the care recipient, age, children in the home, available secondary caregivers, months since care recipients? diagnosis, care recipient employment, and care recipients' functional and neuropsychological status.  Caregivers were more likely to change employment soon after care recipients' diagnosis (p=.002) and when care recipients required assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) (p=.01).  The odds of changing employment due to care demands also increased when caregivers were married to the care recipient (p=.03), reported that providing care was a burden on family finances(p=.01), and reported lower levels of mastery over the care situation (p=.03).  Older caregivers (p=.001) and those with higher levels of depressive symptoms (p=.05) were more likely to be employed full time.  In addition, the odds of being employed full time increased when care recipients required assistance with ADLs (p=.03) and when there were more children in the home (p=.05). Data are helpful in determining which subsets of caregivers are at risk for having to change employment due to care demands.  Results suggest that clinicians may assist caregivers in maintaining employment by offering strategies to assist with IADLs and implementing interventions to improve caregivers? sense of mastery over the care situation, particularly at the time of diagnosis.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCostly Care: The Impact of Providing Care on Caregiver Employmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148757-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Costly Care: The Impact of Providing Care on Caregiver Employment</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Newberry, Alyssa G.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">agn8@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN; Barbara A. Given, RN, PhD, FAAN; Charles W. Given, PhD; Sarah Bradley, BS; Allison Hricik, MS, BS; Xiaoli Lu, MS; Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Although the link between providing care and changes in family caregivers' emotional and physical health is well documented, less is known regarding the impact of providing care on caregivers' employment.&nbsp; The purpose of this analysis was to determine variables that predict whether caregivers changed employment as a result of providing care.&nbsp;Lazarus and Folkman?s Stress and Coping model guided this cross-sectional, descriptive study involving 95 family caregivers of persons with a primary malignant brain tumor.&nbsp;Logistic regression was used with data from telephone interviews - employment, changes in employment due to providing care, caregiver gender, depressive symptoms, burden, mastery, relationship to the care recipient, age, children in the home, available secondary caregivers, months since care recipients? diagnosis, care recipient employment, and care recipients' functional and neuropsychological status.&nbsp; Caregivers were more likely to change employment soon after care recipients' diagnosis (p=.002) and when care recipients required assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) (p=.01).&nbsp; The odds of changing employment due to care demands also increased when caregivers were married to the care recipient (p=.03), reported that providing care was a burden on family finances(p=.01), and reported lower levels of mastery over the care situation (p=.03).&nbsp; Older caregivers (p=.001) and those with higher levels of depressive symptoms (p=.05) were more likely to be employed full time.&nbsp; In addition, the odds of being employed full time increased when care recipients required assistance with ADLs (p=.03) and when there were more children in the home (p=.05). Data are helpful in determining which subsets of caregivers are at risk for having to change employment due to care demands.&nbsp; Results suggest that clinicians may assist caregivers in maintaining employment by offering strategies to assist with IADLs and implementing interventions to improve caregivers? sense of mastery over the care situation, particularly at the time of diagnosis.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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