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Wife Caregivers of Frail Elderly Veterans: Correlates of Caregiver Satisfaction and Caregiver Strain
Lorraine T. Dorfman, Connie A. Holmes and Karyn L. Berlin
Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan., 1996), pp. 46-55
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584769
Page Count: 10
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This study investigated correlates of satisfaction and strain in 80 wife caregivers of frail elderly veterans. The study focused on the background and context of stress, stressors, and cognitive appraisal of self-efficacy and social/institutional support. Support from spouse was the strongest positive predictor of satisfaction with caregiving and the strongest negative predictor of caregiver strain. Confidence in ability to manage caregiving tasks (self-efficacy) was the strongest positive predictor of caregiver life satisfaction.
Family Relations © 1996 National Council on Family Relations