Effects and Processes Linking Social Support to Caregiver Health Among HIV/AIDS-Affected Carer-Child Dyads: A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence

@article{Casale2012EffectsAP,
  title={Effects and Processes Linking Social Support to Caregiver Health Among HIV/AIDS-Affected Carer-Child Dyads: A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence},
  author={Marisa A J Casale and Lauren Wild},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={1591-1611}
}
There is evidence to suggest that social support may be an important resource for the mental and physical health of caregivers and children affected by HIV/AIDS, especially in HIV-endemic areas of the developing world. Drawing from theory on social relations and health, in this paper we argue that it is important to assess not only the existence and direction of associations, but also the effects and processes explaining these. We refer to House et al’s (in Annu Rev Sociol 14;293–318, 1988… CONTINUE READING

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