Multiple mediators of the relations between caregiving stress and depressive symptoms.

@article{Mausbach2012MultipleMO,
  title={Multiple mediators of the relations between caregiving stress and depressive symptoms.},
  author={Brent T Mausbach and Susan K. Roepke and Elizabeth A Chattillion and Alexandrea L. Harmell and Raeanne C Moore and Rosa Romero-Moreno and Christopher R Bowie and Igor Grant},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={27-38}
}
OBJECTIVE This study tested a model for explaining how stress is associated with depressive symptoms in a sample of spouse caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. It was hypothesized that more depressive symptoms would be significantly correlated with both 'primary' caregiver stressors (i.e., care recipient problem behaviors) and 'secondary' stress (i.e., role overload), but that this relationship would be significantly mediated by four variables: (1) personal mastery, (2) coping self… CONTINUE READING

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