An evaluation of a group program for spouses of frail elderly veterans.

@article{Toseland1992AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of a group program for spouses of frail elderly veterans.},
  author={Ronald W Toseland and Mark S. Labrecque and Stefan G{\"o}bel and M. H. Whitney},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={382-90}
}
We examined the effectiveness of a multicomponent group program for spouses of frail aging veterans that included support, education, problem solving, and stress reduction. Compared with caregivers who received no intervention, those in the group program showed significant increases in use of active behavioral coping strategies, knowledge of community resources, perceived independence in the marital relationship, and personal changes in the caregiving relationship. They also experienced… CONTINUE READING