The Effect of a Professionally Guided Caregiver Support and Education Group on Institutionalization of Care RecieversThe Gerontologist (1987)
AbstractFamily caregivers participating in support and education groups had lower institutionalization rates among their care receivers than did caregivers who enrolled but did not participate (3.8% as compared to 8.6% ,respectively). When baseline differences were controlled, the implied treatment effect was to reduce the enrollment group institutionalization rate from 17.2% to 5.2%. These differences were statistically significant at the .1 and .05 levels, respectively. Savings from deterred nursing home utilization more than offset program costs.
- informal caregivers; support groups; institutionalization; logistic regression; cost effectiveness
Citation InformationDeborah Monahan and Vernon L. Greene. "The Effect of a Professionally Guided Caregiver Support and Education Group on Institutionalization of Care Recievers" The Gerontologist Vol. 27 Iss. 6 (1987)
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