Research on physiological and physical concomitants of caregiving: where do we go from here?

@article{Vitaliano1997ResearchOP,
  title={Research on physiological and physical concomitants of caregiving: where do we go from here?},
  author={Peter Paul Vitaliano and Richard Schulz and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser and Ian Grant},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
This article discusses the current state of research on the physiological and physical concomitants of caregiving. We offer recommendations about theoretical, empirical, and treatment issues that researchers should consider in future investigations. Important theoretical issues include specifying acute and chronic stress in caregiving research. Empirical issues include sample selection, home versus clinic assessments, the use of experimental probes, moderating and mediating variables, and… CONTINUE READING