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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159236
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren
Abstract:
Health of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Leder, Sharon, DSN, MSN, BSN, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Kirkhof SON, 10541 68th Avenue, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA
Co-Authors:Linda N. Grinstead, PhD, MN, BSN, RN, Professor
An increasing number of grandparents are raising their grandchildren in the United States. Studies have suggested that raising grandchildren is a burden that may have an impact on grandparents' health. To develop interventions that support the health of grandparents, nurses need to conduct studies that identify predictors of health status in this population. The purposes of this descriptive correlational study are to (a) ascertain the nature of the relationships among general life stress, parenting stress, social support, psychological empowerment, and physical and mental health of grandmothers raising grandchildren, and (b) compare the health of caregiving and non-caregiving grandmothers. The conceptual framework for this study was derived from the Pearlin et al. caregiver stress model. A convenience sample of 50 grandmother caregivers, augmented by the snowball approach, was recruited from churches in an urban area. Non-caregiving grandmothers obtained through recommendations of caregiving grandmothers comprised the comparison group. Data collected from grandmother caregivers had two components. During a telephone interview a demographic questionnaire and questionnaires measuring stress (Parental Stress subscale, Life Stress subscale, Child Behavior Checklist) and family support (Family Support Scale) were completed. Following telephone interviews, two additional questionnaires measuring health (Short Form-36 Health Survey) and empowerment (Psychological Empowerment Scale) were mailed to the grandmothers. Non-caregiving grandmothers were asked to complete a mailed demographic questionnaire and health survey. Anticipated methods of data analysis include the use of descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlations, and t-tests.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159236-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leder, Sharon, DSN, MSN, BSN, RN </td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Kirkhof SON, 10541 68th Avenue, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda N. Grinstead, PhD, MN, BSN, RN, Professor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">An increasing number of grandparents are raising their grandchildren in the United States. Studies have suggested that raising grandchildren is a burden that may have an impact on grandparents' health. To develop interventions that support the health of grandparents, nurses need to conduct studies that identify predictors of health status in this population. The purposes of this descriptive correlational study are to (a) ascertain the nature of the relationships among general life stress, parenting stress, social support, psychological empowerment, and physical and mental health of grandmothers raising grandchildren, and (b) compare the health of caregiving and non-caregiving grandmothers. The conceptual framework for this study was derived from the Pearlin et al. caregiver stress model. A convenience sample of 50 grandmother caregivers, augmented by the snowball approach, was recruited from churches in an urban area. Non-caregiving grandmothers obtained through recommendations of caregiving grandmothers comprised the comparison group. Data collected from grandmother caregivers had two components. During a telephone interview a demographic questionnaire and questionnaires measuring stress (Parental Stress subscale, Life Stress subscale, Child Behavior Checklist) and family support (Family Support Scale) were completed. Following telephone interviews, two additional questionnaires measuring health (Short Form-36 Health Survey) and empowerment (Psychological Empowerment Scale) were mailed to the grandmothers. Non-caregiving grandmothers were asked to complete a mailed demographic questionnaire and health survey. Anticipated methods of data analysis include the use of descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlations, and t-tests.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:49:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:49:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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