Caregiving strain and all-cause mortality: evidence from the REGARDS study.

  title={Caregiving strain and all-cause mortality: evidence from the REGARDS study.},
  author={Martinique M Perkins and Virginia J. Howard and Virginia G. Wadley and Michael S. Crowe and Monika M. Safford and William E. Haley and George Howard and David Roth},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={68 4},
OBJECTIVES Using a large, national sample, this study examined perceived caregiving strain and other caregiving factors in relation to all-cause mortality. METHOD The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study is a population-based cohort of men and women aged 45 years and older. Approximately 12% (n = 3,710) reported that they were providing ongoing care to a family member with a chronic illness or disability. Proportional hazards models were used for this… CONTINUE READING
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