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Titolo:
PREVENTIVE HEALTH BEHAVIORS AMONG SPOUSAL CAREGIVERS
Autore:
BURTON LC; NEWSOM JT; SCHULZ R; HIRSCH CH; GERMAN PS;
Indirizzi:
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV,SCH HYG & PUBL HLTH,HLTH SERV RES & DEV CTR,624 N BROADWAY BALTIMORE MD 21205 REG RES INST PORTLAND OR 97207 UNIV PITTSBURGH,CTR SOCIAL & URBAN RES PITTSBURGH PA 15260 UNIV CALIF DAVIS,DAVIS MED CTR,DIV GEN INTERNAL MED DAVIS CA 95616
Titolo Testata:
Preventive medicine
fascicolo: 2, volume: 26, anno: 1997,
pagine: 162 - 169
SICI:
0091-7435(1997)26:2<162:PHBASC>2.0.ZU;2-#
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NURSING-HOME ADMISSION; OLDER ADULTS; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; ELDERLY PERSONS; SOCIAL SUPPORT; PREDICTORS; DEMENTIA; INSTITUTIONALIZATION; INTERVENTIONS;
Keywords:
CAREGIVERS; AGED; PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES; HEALTH BEHAVIORS; SENSE OF CONTROL;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
43
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Citazione:
L.C. Burton et al., "PREVENTIVE HEALTH BEHAVIORS AMONG SPOUSAL CAREGIVERS", Preventive medicine, 26(2), 1997, pp. 162-169

Abstract

Background The physical, and emotional burden of caring for a functionally impaired spouse may adversely affect the preventive health behavior of the caregiver. This study explores the relationship between caregiving and lifestyle health behaviors and use of preventive services. Methods. The Caregiver Health Effects Study identified spousal caregivers among a sample of more than 3,000 married, community-dwelling older persons, from four counties in the United States, who were enrollees in the Cardiovascular Health Study. High-level caregivers were defined as having a spouse with an ADL impairment (n = 212) and moderate-level caregivers, a spouse with one or more IADL impairments (n = 222). For each caregiver, a control, matched for age and gender, was selected (n = 385). Structured interviews were conducted in the home, following enrollment. Results. Being a high-level caregiver significantly increased the odds of not getting enough rest, not having enough time to exercise, not having time to rest to recuperate from illness, and forgetting to take prescription medications, compared with noncaregivers. These findings did not hold for moderate-level casegivers. The odds were not significantly different for either level of caregiver compared with noncaregivers for missing meals, missing doctor appointments, missing flu shoes, and not refilling medications. Larger proportions of caregivers with a strong sense of control had good preventive health behaviors, compared with care givers with a weak sense of control. (C) 1997 Academic Press.

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