ERIC Number: EJ454061
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Caregiving: Role Engulfment and the Loss of Self.
Skaff, Marilyn M.; Pearlin, Leonard I.
Gerontologist, v32 n5 p656-64 Oct 1992
Examined loss of identity resulting from engulfment in caregiver role among 555 adult children and spouses caring for Alzheimer patient. Loss was more common among spouses, females, and younger caregivers. Limited social contact and lack of social roles were related to greater loss of self. Found loss of self associated with lower self-esteem/mastery and greater depressive symptomatology. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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