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ERIC Number: EJ951020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Information Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Cognitive versus Physical Deficits
Koenig, Kelly N.; Steiner, Victoria; Pierce, Linda L.
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v32 n4 p396-413 2011
This study compared information needs of caregivers of persons with dementia with caregivers of those who received rehabilitation treatment. Caregivers were provided a 48-item survey and asked to choose their top ten information needs. Dementia caregivers' (n = 33) top needs were dealing with forgetfulness/confusion (91%) and repeating questions/actions (61%) in care recipients. Rehabilitation caregivers' (n = 40) top needs were handling care recipients' mobility problems (75%) and dealing with their own stress (65%). Dementia caregivers focused on care recipients' needs related to behavioral symptoms, whereas rehabilitation caregivers focused on needs related to physical care of care recipients and their own needs. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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