The forms and mechanisms of stress proliferation: the case of AIDS caregivers.

@article{Pearlin1997TheFA,
  title={The forms and mechanisms of stress proliferation: the case of AIDS caregivers.},
  author={Leonard I. Pearlin and Carol S. Aneshensel and Allen J Leblanc},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={223-36}
}
Processes of stress proliferation are explored in a sample of informal caregivers to people with AIDS. Proliferation refers to the tendency for stressors to beget stressors. Two forms of proliferation are explored, each based on the distinction between primary and secondary stressors. Among AIDS caregivers, primary stressors are the hardships rooted in the caregiving role. Secondary stressors result from primary stressors, but arise in roles and activities outside of caregiving. One form of… CONTINUE READING

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