Rewards and unique challenges faced by African-American custodial grandmothers: the importance of future planning

  title={Rewards and unique challenges faced by African-American custodial grandmothers: the importance of future planning},
  author={Martha R. Crowther and Chao-Hui Sylvia Huang and Rebecca S. Allen},
  journal={Aging \& Mental Health},
  pages={844 - 852}
Objectives: This exploratory study examined the context and consequences of custodial grandparenting, along with attitudes and preferences regarding future planning among 22 African-American custodial grandmothers. Method: A mixed-method research design was employed. Based on our integration of two theories regarding future planning and health behavior change, caregiving, emotional distress, religiosity and spirituality, and future planning were assessed using questionnaires along with semi… 
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