Caregivers

Adult informal caregivers reporting financial burden in Hawaii, Kansas, and Washington: Results from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Claudia T. Kusano, M.P.H., Erin D. Bouldin, M.P.H., Lynda A. Anderson, Ph.D., Lisa C. McGuire, Ph.D., Florentina R. Salvail, M.Sc., Katrina Wynkoop Simmons, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 229–237, October 2011   Abstract Background Given the unpaid nature of the work, informal caregiving can create a financial […]

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Health and educational status of children raised by a caregiver with a disability

Donna R. Miles, Michael J. Steiner, Karen J. Luken, Michael R. Sanderson, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Harry Herrick, Elizabeth Mizelle, Carol A. Ford Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 185–191, July 2011 Published online: April 22, 2011   Abstract Background Research on children raised by adults with disability is limited. Our goal was to provide […]

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Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 Published Online: March 21, 2011 p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011   Abstract  Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination. […]

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Health and educational status of children raised by a caregiver with a disability

Donna R. Miles, Michael J. Steiner, Karen J. Luken, Michael R. Sanderson, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Harry Herrick, Elizabeth Mizelle, Carol A. Ford Disability and Health Journal, issue 3, p. 185–191 Published online: April 22, 2011 Background Research on children raised by adults with disability is limited. Our goal was to provide a profile of the health […]

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Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, issue 3, July 20122, p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011 Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination. Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may elicit a […]

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From Serving in the Military to Serving Loved Ones: Unique Experiences of Older Veteran Caregivers

Monin JK, Levy BR, Pietrzak RH. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 26. pii: S1064-7481(12)00096-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.11.023. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:  Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: joan.monin@yale.edu. OBJECTIVE:  We examined whether older caregiving veterans differ from noncaregiving veterans in terms […]

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Eliciting patient and caregiver perspectives to improve the public reporting of rehabilitation quality measures

Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, Demark H, Taylor C, Wolf MS, Heinemann AW, Deutsch A. Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):24-31. doi: 10.1002/rnj.63. School of Nursing & Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. cpapadimitriou@niu.edu PURPOSE:  To evaluate patients’ and caregivers’ abilities to comprehend information on rehabilitation quality measures, and select high-quality rehabilitation facility. DESIGN:  We used […]

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Variation in Older Americans Act caregiver service use, unmet hours of care, and independence among Hispanics, African Americans, and Whites

Herrera AP, George R, Angel JL, Markides K, Torres-Gil F. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2013 Jan;32(1):35-56. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2012.755143. Source:   University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Health Administration and Policy Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Center for Aging Studies, 252 Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA. angelph@umbc.edu Home- and community-based services (HCBS) […]

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To use or not to use. A literature review of factors that influence family caregivers’ use of support services.

Mast ME. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Jan;39(1):20-8; quiz 29. SOURCE:  Department of Nursing, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA. mastme@jmu.edu Many family caregivers of frail older adults postpone or decline accessible and affordable services such as respite, despite their acknowledgement of unmet needs for support and time away from the burdens and stress of caregiving. […]

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Access to leave benefits for primary caregivers of children with special health care needs: a double bind

Chung PJ, Garfield CF, Elliott MN, Vestal KD, Klein DJ, Schuster MA. Acad Pediatr. 2013 May-Jun;13(3):222-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Mar 9. SOURCE:  Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children’s Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif; Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif; RAND, […]

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