TThe effect of a support and education program on stress and burden among family caregivers to frail elderly persons

Vernon L. Greene, Deborah J. Monahan

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Abstract

An eight-week professionally guided caregiver support group program was found to produce statistically significant reductions in anxiety, depression, and sense of burden among family caregivers to frail elderly persons living in the community. Effects were weaker four months after the intervention ended than immediately after, but reductions in anxiety and depression were still evident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-477
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1989

Keywords

  • Family caregivers
  • Stress
  • Support group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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