Self-efficacy and social support for psychological well-being of family caregivers of care recipients with dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease

Juyoung Park, Magdalena I. Tolea, Victoria Arcay, Yve Lopes, James E. Galvin

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Abstract

The study identified factors associated with depressive symptoms in family caregivers of persons with dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease dementia. An Internet-based survey generated 606 response sets. Regression analysis indicated that care recipients’ memory and behavioral problems, caregivers’ self-efficacy, grief, and tangible, emotional, and affectionate support were significantly associated with caregivers’ depressive symptoms. Self-efficacy mediated caregiver burden to improve psychological well-being. Social support mediated the association between caregiver grief and psychological well-being. Social workers can provide psychoeducational interventions to help caregivers to manage emotional distress and improve capacity to manage tasks related to the dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-278
Number of pages26
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Caregiver
  • dementia with Lewy bodies
  • mediation
  • Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • self-efficacy
  • social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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