Gender differences in caregiving: why do wives report greater burden?

@article{Barusch1989GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in caregiving: why do wives report greater burden?},
  author={A. Barusch and W. M. Spaid},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          667-76
        }
}
  • A. Barusch, W. M. Spaid
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Gerontologist
  • Women typically report greater burden associated with caregiving than do men. We used data from interviews with 131 older spouse caregivers to explore potential explanations for this difference. A linear regression model explained 35% of the variance in caregiver burden. The patient's cognitive and behavioral difficulties emerged as the most important predictor of burden, followed by caregiver age, unpleasant social contacts, caregiver sex, and overall coping effectiveness. Findings suggest… CONTINUE READING
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