ERIC Number: EJ632184
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Are They at Increased Risk of Health Problems?
Whitley, Deborah M.; Kelley, Susan J.; Sipe, Theresa Ann
Health & Social Work, v26 n2 p105-14 May 2001
This paper describes the physical and mental health status of African American grandmothers (N=100) who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Findings suggest that the physical functioning of grandmothers eventually gets to a point that can jeopardize the quality of life for their grandchildren. Suggestions for community practice are provided. (JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Topic: "Women's Health." For related articles, see CG 557 518-524.