Mutuality and preparedness as predictors of caregiver role strain

Patricia G. Archbold, Barbara J. Stewart, Merwyn R. Greenlick, Theresa A Harvath

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Data from 78 older persons and their family caregivers were obtained at 6 weeks and 9 months after hospital discharge. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to determine whether mutuality and preparedness for caregiving were related to lower levels of caregiver role strain. The results indicated that, after controlling for five other variables commonly found to be related to caregiver role strain, mutuality and preparedness ameliorated some but not all aspects of role strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-384
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in nursing & health
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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