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An exploratory study of male caregivers of functionally impaired older adult


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the circumstances, stressors, and benefits of adult males in the role of primary caregiver to a functionally impaired older adult. Data collection was done through face-to-face interviews. This study examined the current conditions of male primary caregivers, including ethnic identification, self-care, and possible changes in personal relationships. There were sixteen participants recruited from the Alzheimer's Association Orange County Chapter and Orange Caregiver Resource Center.

The results of this study show common patterns and themes among those male primary caregivers that self-identify as being comfortable in their caregiving role. Variables that appear to be linked to the well-being of these men are long-term relationships, a sense of responsibility, and spirituality. Implications for social work practice are discussed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social work;
Gerontology
Classification
0452: Social work
0351: Gerontology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
An exploratory study of male caregivers of functionally impaired older adult
Author
Espinosa, Susan M.
Number of pages
58
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
6080
Source
MAI 44/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542683572
Advisor
Wilson, S.
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.W.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1434635
ProQuest document ID
304911499
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304911499
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