Informal Caregivers' Use of the Internet for Caregiving Information.

  • Hong Li
  • Published 2015 in Social work in health care


Using data extracted from the Caregiving in the U.S. 2009 survey, this study describes caregivers' use of the Internet for caregiving information and identifies factors related to their use. This study includes 800 informal caregivers for community-residing older adults age 65 and over. In the study, more than one-half of caregivers searched online caregiving information. The results from an ordered logistic regression analysis showed that caregivers' use of the Internet was significantly related to caregivers' age, education, income, primary caregiver status, caregiving strain, self-reported health, and information/service needs. Implications of these findings are discussed.

DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2015.1045577

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@article{Li2015InformalCU, title={Informal Caregivers' Use of the Internet for Caregiving Information.}, author={Hong Li}, journal={Social work in health care}, year={2015}, volume={54 6}, pages={532-46} }