Most of the continuous variables were normally distributed (No of people who live in the home, affective social support and trust, years of study, time in the role, and hours dedicated to caring), except for the variable of number of people who help in the caregiver role
, which was normalized by applying the natural logarithm.
These findings are of interest to clinicians and researchers who may develop strategies to aid in the recovery process and ease the burden of the caregiver role
. Future research should continue to focus on the differential outcomes of stroke recovery and the role of caregivers in this process.
However, in assuming the primary caregiver role
, family members often have minimal understanding of the person's diagnosis, treatment regime or future care needs.
Elderly spouse caregivers provide more extensive and comprehensive care, maintain the caregiver role
longer, experience more severe adjustment demands on lifestyle, and undergo greater levels of disability than younger spouses or other caregivers (Gilbar, 1994).
Clinical indicators of "caregiver role
strain" in caregivers of stroke patients.
My advice to those who are coping with the caregiver role
When her father has a heart attack, Ava is thrust into a caregiver role
, looking after a man who never looked after her.
I still see Hayden taking on more of a caregiver role
to Broden because I think he knows in his heart, he will always be caring for Broden in some capacity.
Although I worked in medical education, I was overwhelmed and underprepared to take on the caregiver role
. I searched everywhere for information and tools to help.
225), may be present in the immediate period after assumption of the caregiver role
. Uncertainty may contribute to untoward outcomes, yet factors associated with uncertainty are not clearly explicated.
Unlike the Griffiths and Unger (1994) sample, siblings in the present study indicated no relationships between caregiving stress demands and distress to their willingness to assume a greater caregiver role
and satisfaction with their injured siblings' long-term support plans.
This may help caregivers to continue in the caregiver role
and reduce the use of avoidance coping.
Recommend that caregivers seek and regularly spend time away from the caregiver role
. Provide information about community support services and refer caregivers to appropriate community services.
The caregiver role
is associated with negative health outcomes, yet existing literature differs on whether work status is a contributor.
The caregiver role
and its emotional demands put many caregivers at high risk for physical and mental distress.