The Effect of a Professionally Guided Caregiver Support and Education Group on Institutionalization of Care Receivers

Vernon L. Greene, Deborah J. Monahan

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Abstract

Family caregivers participating in support and education groups had lower institutionalization rates among their care receivers than did caregivers who enrolled but did not participate (3.8% as compared to 8.6%, respectively). When baseline differences were controlled, the implied treatment effect was to reduce the enrollment group institutionalization rate from 17.2% to 5.2%. These differences were statistically significant at the.1 and.05 levels, respectively. Savings from deterred nursing home utilization more than offset program costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-721
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Keywords

  • Cost effectiveness
  • Informal caregivers
  • Institutionalization
  • Logistic regression
  • Support groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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