Why do some caregivers of disabled and frail elderly quit?
Boaz, Rachel F
Date of Pub
Muller, Charlotte F
In this study, the authors examine the extent to which the characteristics of caregivers or recipients determine the probability
that caregivers stop being caregivers. We find that caregivers' characteristics such as working outside their homes, raising
children, or having their own health problems do not increase this probability. Nor does the emotional distress of caregiving
increase the probability of quitting. However, caregivers are more likely to quit when recipients have six to seven disabilities
in activities of daily living and need help on demand around the clock. This study also determines that assistive equipment,
home modifications, and attendance at senior centers do not reduce the probability that caregivers quit.
Activities of Daily Living : Aged : Caregivers/psychology/supply & distribution/statistics & numerical data : Child : Child
Rearing : Decision Making : Disabled Persons/statistics & numerical data : Employment/statistics & numerical data : Frail
Elderly/statistics & numerical data : Health Status : Home Nursing/manpower/statistics & numerical data : Human : Questionnaires
: Regression Analysis : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States