Alternative sources of social support and their impacts on institutional risk.

@article{Pearlman1992AlternativeSO,
  title={Alternative sources of social support and their impacts on institutional risk.},
  author={David Pearlman and William H. Crown},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={527-35}
}
We examined the direct and buffering effects of different dimensions of social support on the risk of being institutionalized over a 2-year period. Multivariate analyses indicated that specific aspects of social support, such as having a spouse or adult child caregiver, or having a caregiving relationship of at least 3 years' duration, moderated the impact… CONTINUE READING