ERIC Number: EJ935799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
An Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Brief COPE with a Sample of Kenyan Caregivers
Kimemia, Muthoni; Asner-Self, Kimberly K.; Daire, Andrew P.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v33 n3 p149-160 Sep 2011
Given the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, more Kenyans now find themselves in the role of informal caregiver for a family member or multiple family members living with HIV/AIDS. However, there exists little research on how these individuals cope. The present study explores coping responses among caregivers for family members living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. An exploratory factor analysis of the Brief COPE yielded five factors, with strong loadings on Emotional Support and Instrumental Support. Implications for using the Brief COPE in research and clinical practice among Kenyans are discussed.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship, Coping, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Factor Structure, Social Support Groups, Measures (Individuals), Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya