Testing a model for posthospital transition of family caregivers for elderly persons

Margaret J. Bull, Geoffrey Maruyama, Danni Luo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test a model of factors influencing family caregivers’ responses and health outcomes during the 2-month period following an elder’s discharge from the hospital for acute episodes of chronic illness. The elder’s average age was 72.3 year's. The average age of caregiver, 63% of whom were spouses of the elder, was 61 years. A longitudinal design was used for this study. Data were collected from 346 elder/caregiver dyads the day before discharge and at 2 weeks and 2 months post discharge. Structural equation analysis was used to evaluate the conceptual model. Hoe findings suggest that the model fits the data with an overall Goodness of Fit Index of.80.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
JournalNursing research
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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