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The Latino caregiver experience among dementia and non-dementia caregivers: Can community based care management improve caregiver health?


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Purpose. This study provides an analysis of the Latino caregiving community in Southeast Texas and the role community based care management plays in influencing caregiver physical and emotional well-being. Design and Methods. A non-random sample of 63 Latino caregivers was interviewed by phone. Caregiver physical and emotional well-being was studied through burden, depression, perceived health status, and resourcefulness. Regression, correlation, and comparison analysis was performed with key variables. Results. Acculturation was positively correlated with care management use. In comparing dementia and non-dementia caregivers both groups had similar levels of depression and burden, however, the dementia group had significantly lower levels in perceived health and social resourcefulness. Mental and physical health outcomes did not change significantly in the group receiving care management over the three month evaluation period. Implications. Further research is necessary to assess whether care management services can positively influence caregiver health outcomes iv and findings need to drive policy for program remodeling and implementation. Moreover, social service and health professionals must better understand the differences between dementia and non-dementia caregivers in the Latino population and address these differences in their program planning and service delivery.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Public health;
Hispanic Americans;
Caregivers;
Dementia
Classification
0573: Public health
0737: Hispanic Americans
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Caregivers; Community-based care management; Dementia; Latinos; Preventive care
Title
The Latino caregiver experience among dementia and non-dementia caregivers: Can community based care management improve caregiver health?
Author
Oliveros, Catherine
Number of pages
166
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0106
Source
DAI-B 69/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549527497
Advisor
Lee, Jerry W.
Committee member
Herring, Rosa P.; Winslow, Betty
University/institution
Loma Linda University
Department
Health Promotion and Education
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Dr.P.H.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3304205
ProQuest document ID
304836713
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304836713
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