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The Effect of a Support and Education Program on Stress and Burden Among Family Caregivers to Frail Elderly Persons
The Gerontologist (1989)
  • Deborah Monahan, Syracuse University
  • Vernon L. Greene
Abstract
An eight-week professionally guided caregiver support group program was found to produce statistically significant reductions in anxiety, depression, and sense of burden among family caregivers to frail elderly persons living in the community. Effects were weaker four months after the intervention ended than immediately after, but reductions in anxiety and depression were still evident.
Keywords
  • family caregivers; support group; stress
Disciplines
Publication Date
1989
Citation Information
Deborah Monahan and Vernon L. Greene. "The Effect of a Support and Education Program on Stress and Burden Among Family Caregivers to Frail Elderly Persons" The Gerontologist Vol. 29 Iss. 4 (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deb_monahan/19/