Correlates of physical health of informal caregivers: a meta-analysis.

  title={Correlates of physical health of informal caregivers: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Martin Pinquart and Silvia S{\"o}rensen},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={62 2},
Effects of caregiving on physical health have received less theoretical and empirical attention than effects on psychological health. This meta-analysis integrates results from 176 studies on correlates of caregiver physical health. Caregiver depressive symptoms had stronger associations with physical health than did objective stressors. Higher levels of care recipient behavior problems were more consistently related to poor caregiver health than were care receiver impairment and intensity of… CONTINUE READING
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