Perceptions of family caregivers of non-institutionalized Alzheimer's patients about support groups

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dc.contributor.advisor Wood, George S., 1930- en_US
dc.contributor.author Warner, Judy A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:14Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1999 .W37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181763
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this descriptive study was to document and analyze the perceptions of family caregivers of non-institutionalized Alzheimer's patients about the benefits and limitations of Alzheimer's support groups. Survey methodology was used to survey caregivers and support group leaders from eight Alzheimer's support groups in the central Indiana area. Several of the major findings challenge the literature. These findings are as follows: The majority of caregivers attended the support group to receive information. None of the caregivers attended the support group due to frustration, and only one caregiver responded that relieving frustration was a benefit of participating in the support group. A majority of caregivers and support group leaders were positive about mixed (spouses and adult children) support groups. A majority of caregivers responded that they did not have guilt, anger, fears about caregiving in the future, or stress concerning their caregiving responsibilities. The study generated several implications that can be used by planners to improve support groups. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent xiv, 374 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caregivers -- Indiana -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-help groups -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care surveys -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Perceptions of family caregivers of non-institutionalized Alzheimer's patients about support groups en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1133742 en_US


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