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Subject/Keyword
elder care
social well-being
older adults
consequences
physical health
risk factors
caregiving
scoping review
mental/emotional health
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Lucas, Sarah J
Supervisor and department
Keating, Norah (Human Ecology)
Examining committee member and department
Fast, Janet (Human Ecology)
Cummings, Greta (Nursing)
Dashora, Pushpanjali (Human Ecology)
Department
Department of Human Ecology
Specialization
Aging
Date accepted
2013-01-05T06:42:02Z
Graduation date
2013-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
There is growing evidence of social and health consequences that threaten both adequacy of care and caregiver quality of life. Inconsistencies in empirical evidence and lack of an organizing framework have resulted in knowledge gaps in the types and extent of these consequences and of those at high risk of poor outcomes. The purpose of this research was to review systematically the current literature on the health and social consequences incurred by family/friend caregivers and to develop a taxonomy. Results indicated three broad categories of cost: physical health, mental/emotional health and social well-being. Certain characteristics of the caregiver, the care receiver, their relationship and the context and nature of care are all factors that can identify caregivers at high risk of experiencing health and social consequences. Results are discussed in terms of differential experiences by high risk caregivers, identification of knowledge gaps as well as implications of findings for stakeholders.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3FT6F
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