Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

Characteristics of Caregivers at Risk for Depression

Joan S. Grant, Michael Weaver, Timothy R. Elliott, Alfred A. Bartolucci, Joyce Newman Giger

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Abstract

Objective: To examine characteristics that best predict family caregivers of stroke survivors at risk for depression. Survivor and caregiver demographic variables and caregiver general health, problem-solving skills, social support, satisfaction with rehabilitation health care services, preparedness, and burden were examined. Design: A correlational design. Participants: Seventy-four family caregivers of individuals receiving inpatient stroke rehabilitation were interviewed 1-2 days prior to their relative's discharge. Main Outcome Measure: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (L. S. Radloff, 1977). Results: Caregivers at risk for depression had a negative orientation toward solving problems, a lack of caregiver preparedness, and impaired social functioning secondary to their own health. Conclusions: Rehabilitation psychologists should be aware that these variables are important in predicting family caregivers of stroke survivors at risk for depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-179
Number of pages8
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Stroke
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Health
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Health Services
Inpatients
Epidemiologic Studies
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors : Characteristics of Caregivers at Risk for Depression. / Grant, Joan S.; Weaver, Michael; Elliott, Timothy R.; Bartolucci, Alfred A.; Giger, Joyce Newman.

In: Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 49, No. 2, 05.2004, p. 172-179.

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Grant, Joan S. ; Weaver, Michael ; Elliott, Timothy R. ; Bartolucci, Alfred A. ; Giger, Joyce Newman. / Family Caregivers of Stroke Survivors : Characteristics of Caregivers at Risk for Depression. In: Rehabilitation Psychology. 2004 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 172-179.
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