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ERIC Number: EJ837853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
The Impact of Caregiver-Care Recipient Relationship Quality on Family Caregivers of Women with Substance-Use Disorders or Co-Occurring Substance and Mental Disorders
Katz-Saltzman, Shiri; Biegel, David E.; Townsend, Aloen
Journal of Family Social Work, v11 n2 p141-165 Jul 2008
This cross-sectional study utilized a stress-process model to examine the impact of caregivers' (N = 82) perceptions of their relationship quality with a female family member (i.e., care-recipient) with substance-use or co-occurring substance and mental disorders on caregivers' perceived burden. Regression findings indicate that relationship quality impacts both subjective and objective burden. Higher levels of emotional support given to the care recipient by the caregiver predicted lower levels of caregiver displeasure; whereas higher levels of undermining of the care recipient by the caregiver predicted higher levels of caregiver stigma. Higher levels of emotional support received by the caregiver from the care recipient were associated with lower levels of caregiver displeasure and lower objective burden; higher levels of undermining of the caregiver by the care recipient predicted higher objective burden. Implications for practice and service delivery are presented. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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