Sociodemographic, physical and psychosocial factors associated with depressive behaviour in family caregivers of stroke survivors in the acute care phase

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

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Primary objective: This study examined sociodemographic, physical and psychosocial characteristics of family caregivers of stroke survivors at risk for depression. Research design: A correlational study. Methods and procedures: Data were collected from 52 family caregivers and care recipients with ischemic stroke. Data were collected 1-2 days before discharge from a rehabilitative facility and at 5, 9 and 13 weeks post-discharge. Main outcomes and results: Compared to African Americans, Caucasians had ∼3.7 times higher odds of being at risk. The odds of being at risk for depressive behaviour decreased by 30% for each unit increase in belonging and increased by 5% for each unit increase in burden. Conclusions: Family caregivers who are isolated from others may benefit from therapeutic interventions that facilitate social interaction and decrease caregiver burden. Ethnic differences in caregiver depression merit further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-809
Number of pages13
JournalBrain Injury
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Interpersonal Relations
Risk-Taking
African Americans
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Sociodemographic, physical and psychosocial factors associated with depressive behaviour in family caregivers of stroke survivors in the acute care phase. / Grant, Joan S.; Weaver, Michael; Elliott, Timothy R.; Bartolucci, Alfred R.; Newman Giger, Joyce.

In: Brain Injury, Vol. 18, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 797-809.

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Grant, Joan S. ; Weaver, Michael ; Elliott, Timothy R. ; Bartolucci, Alfred R. ; Newman Giger, Joyce. / Sociodemographic, physical and psychosocial factors associated with depressive behaviour in family caregivers of stroke survivors in the acute care phase. In: Brain Injury. 2004 ; Vol. 18, No. 8. pp. 797-809.
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