The emotional needs of care recipients and the psychological well-being of informal caregivers: Implications for home care clinicians

Nichole Egbert, Mary Dellmann-Jenkins, Gregory C. Smith, Harriet Coeling, Robert Johnson

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Abstract

In this exploratory study, 77 informal caregivers of older persons in Ohio completed telephone interviews that included questions regarding their perceived difficulty providing emotional and physical care, perceived quality of care, demographic items including caregivers' health status, and a measure of their psychological well-being. Findings suggest that psychological well-being of informal caregivers is diminished when they experience greater difficulty meeting the care recipients' emotional care needs, are in poorer health, or are older. Suggestions for clinical implications and future research based on these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalHome Healthcare Nurse
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Community and Home Care
  • Health(social science)

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The emotional needs of care recipients and the psychological well-being of informal caregivers : Implications for home care clinicians. / Egbert, Nichole; Dellmann-Jenkins, Mary; Smith, Gregory C.; Coeling, Harriet; Johnson, Robert.

In: Home Healthcare Nurse, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 50-57.

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Egbert, Nichole ; Dellmann-Jenkins, Mary ; Smith, Gregory C. ; Coeling, Harriet ; Johnson, Robert. / The emotional needs of care recipients and the psychological well-being of informal caregivers : Implications for home care clinicians. In: Home Healthcare Nurse. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 50-57.
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