Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148767
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Presentation
Title:
Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Abstract:
Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Parker, Lillian, MEd, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton State University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] A descriptive correlational study that examined the relationships between boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and caregiver strain and depression among older African American spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer?s disease (AD) was conducted. The aims of this study was to: 1. describe the relationships between boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and caregiver strain and depression among older African American spousal caregivers of persons with AD; and. 2. Identify which variables are the best predictors of caregiver strain (boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and depression); and 3. Identify which variables are the best predictors of depression (boundary ambiguity, spirituality, and marital relationship quality.). The sample consisted of  40 African American caregiving spouses who were at least 60 years old. Criteria for selection of participants was that the  primary caregiver to the spouse with AD, lives with the spouse and provides at least one daily caregiving activity. Study participants completed the Boundary Ambiguity Scale, the Spiritual Perspective Scale, the Marital Satisfaction sub-scale of the Dyadic Relationship Inventory, the Caregiver Strain Questionnaire,  the Center for Epidemiological Studies of Depression Scale, and a demographic questionniare within the home environment. The data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Chi Square, and multiple regression.  Findings from this study suggests that there is a strong relationship between marital relationship quality and caregiver strain and depression.
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.titleOlder African-American Spousal Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148767-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Older African-American Spousal Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia</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">Parker, Lillian, MEd, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clayton State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lillianparker@clayton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] A descriptive correlational study that examined the relationships between boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and caregiver strain and depression among older African American spousal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer?s disease (AD) was conducted. The aims of this study was to: 1. describe the relationships between boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and caregiver strain and depression among older African American spousal caregivers of persons with AD; and. 2. Identify which variables are the best predictors of caregiver strain (boundary ambiguity, spirituality, marital relationship quality, and depression); and 3. Identify which variables are the best predictors of depression (boundary ambiguity, spirituality, and marital relationship quality.). The sample&nbsp;consisted of&nbsp; 40 African American caregiving spouses who&nbsp;were at least 60 years old. Criteria for selection of participants was that the&nbsp; primary caregiver to the spouse with AD, lives with the spouse and provides at least one daily caregiving activity. Study participants completed the Boundary Ambiguity Scale, the Spiritual Perspective Scale, the Marital Satisfaction sub-scale of the Dyadic Relationship Inventory, the Caregiver Strain Questionnaire,&nbsp; the Center for Epidemiological Studies of Depression Scale, and a demographic questionniare within the home environment. The data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Chi Square, and multiple regression. &nbsp;Findings from this study suggests that there is a strong relationship between marital relationship quality and caregiver strain and depression.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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