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ERIC Number: EJ903765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
The Impact of Family Functioning on Caregiver Burden among Caregivers of Veterans with Congestive Heart Failure
Moore, Crystal Dea
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n5 p451-462 2010
A cross-sectional study of 76 family caregivers of older veterans with congestive heart failure utilized the McMaster model of family functioning to examine the impact of family functioning variables (problem solving, communication, roles, affective responsiveness, and affective involvement) on caregiver burden dimensions (relationship burden, objective burden, stress burden, and uplifts). Regression analyses indicated that the five dimensions of family functioning were significantly related (p less than 0.01) to relationship burden (R[superscript 2] = 0.27) and uplifts (R[superscript 2] = 0.29). More specifically, increased relationship burden was associated with problems in family roles, and increased uplifts was related to higher levels of affective responsiveness. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Family Assessment Device