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Title: Caregiver satisfaction : the positives and negatives of caring for someone with dementia or intellectual disabilities
Author: Soule, J.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
Caregiver satisfaction, a common experience within caregiving, has been widely neglected in the literature to date. This study therefore aimed to assess levels of satisfaction between caregivers of individuals with dementia and caregivers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. In addition caregiver burden, caregiver wellbeing and care-recipient difficulties were also assessed. A cross-sectional independent groups design was used to assess differences between caregivers of individuals with dementia and carers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Measures of caregiver satisfaction, caregiver burden, care-recipient difficulties and caregiver well-being were used. Caregiver satisfaction was found to be greater in carers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. There were no significant differences found in levels of caregiver burden, care-recipient difficulties or caregiver well-being between the two groups of carers. No effect of gender on caregiver satisfaction was found, however caregiver satisfaction was found to be related to kin relationship. The finding that caregiver satisfaction differs between different groups of caregivers may help resources to be allocated to those groups who are most in need. Limitations of this study, including a small sample size may have affected the results obtained and directions for future research, including a focus on more longitudinal studies that take into account care-recipient views are laid out.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psychol.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.662286  DOI: Not available
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