The Effects of Past Relationship And Obligation on Health and Health Promotion in Women Caregivers of Family Members with Alzheimer Disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162224
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Past Relationship And Obligation on Health and Health Promotion in Women Caregivers of Family Members with Alzheimer Disease
Author(s):
Wuest, Judith; Hodgins, M.; Malcolm, J.; Merritt-Gray, M.; Seaman, P.
Author Details:
Judith Wuest, RN, PhD, Professor, UNB Faculty of Nursing, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, email: wuest@unb.ca; M. Hodgins; J. Malcolm; M. Merritt-Gray; P. Seaman
Abstract:
Of the estimated 450,000 Canadians with Alzheimer Disease (AD), approximately 35% are cared for at home by female family members. Despite two decades of research, why caregiving is harmful to the health of some caregivers and not others is poorly understood. There is an urgent need to better understand factors that influence differential outcomes for caregivers because as the population ages, more people are living longer with AD. In a previous cross-sectional study, we tested a grounded theory of women's caring using structural equation modeling techniques and found that obligation to care and strained past relationships with, or past abuse from the care recipient influenced health and health promotion outcomes for women caregiving for family members. In this replication and extension study, we aim to determine whether past relationship and obligation to care are linked to the health and health promotion activity of Maritime Canadian women caregivers of family members with AD over time. We recruited a community sample of 319 women currently caregiving for family members with AD and are currently surveying them by telephone 4 times at 3 month intervals. In this presentation, we report the analysis of baseline data and discuss the implications for practice and policy.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of Past Relationship And Obligation on Health and Health Promotion in Women Caregivers of Family Members with Alzheimer Diseaseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWuest, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorHodgins, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMalcolm, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMerritt-Gray, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSeaman, P.en_US
dc.author.detailsJudith Wuest, RN, PhD, Professor, UNB Faculty of Nursing, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, email: wuest@unb.ca; M. Hodgins; J. Malcolm; M. Merritt-Gray; P. Seamanen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162224-
dc.description.abstractOf the estimated 450,000 Canadians with Alzheimer Disease (AD), approximately 35% are cared for at home by female family members. Despite two decades of research, why caregiving is harmful to the health of some caregivers and not others is poorly understood. There is an urgent need to better understand factors that influence differential outcomes for caregivers because as the population ages, more people are living longer with AD. In a previous cross-sectional study, we tested a grounded theory of women's caring using structural equation modeling techniques and found that obligation to care and strained past relationships with, or past abuse from the care recipient influenced health and health promotion outcomes for women caregiving for family members. In this replication and extension study, we aim to determine whether past relationship and obligation to care are linked to the health and health promotion activity of Maritime Canadian women caregivers of family members with AD over time. We recruited a community sample of 319 women currently caregiving for family members with AD and are currently surveying them by telephone 4 times at 3 month intervals. In this presentation, we report the analysis of baseline data and discuss the implications for practice and policy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:11Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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