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Impact of mental health on perceived caregiver burden in South Asian families

TitleImpact of mental health on perceived caregiver burden in South Asian families
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGupta, R
JournalJournal of Mental Health and AgingJournal of Mental Health and Aging
Volume8
Pagination45-57
Date PublishedSpr
ISBN Number1078-4470
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2002-17134-005
Keywords*Asians, *Caregiver Burden, *Caregivers, *Mental Health, *South Asian Cultural Groups, caregiver burden, mental health, elder caregivers, South Asians, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Psychological & Physical Disorders [3200], us
AbstractTested a path model of perceived elder caregiver burden among 150 South Asian caregivers (mean age 40.9 yrs). The model specified the impact of mental health problems of the caregiver on perceived caregiver burden. The Ss were interviewed by telephone. A preliminary causal model was used to estimate the effects of the hypothesized determinants on perceived caregiver burden. The results indicate that having young children in the household, with long working hours of the spouse of the caregiver and behavior problems of the elderly, affected the perceived burden. Guidelines for practitioners are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).