The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Coping With Caregiving for Disabled EldersGerontologist (1998)
This study examined how religious/spiritual coping was related to specific conditions of caregiving and psychological distress among 127 informal caregivers to community residing disabled elders. Support was found for the hypothesis that religious/spiritual coping influences caregiver distress indirectly through the quality of the relationship between caregiver and care recipient. Caregivers who used religious or spiritual beliefsto cope with caregiving had a better relationship with care recipients, which was associated with lower levels of depression and role submersion.
Publication DateAugust, 1998
Citation InformationChang BH, Noonan AE, Tennstedt SL. The role of religion/spirituality in coping with caregiving for disabled elders. Gerontologist. 1998 Aug;38(4):463-70. PubMed PMID: 9726133.