The influence of service factors on spousal caregivers' perceptions of community services.

  title={The influence of service factors on spousal caregivers' perceptions of community services.},
  author={Tamara Sussman},
  journal={Journal of gerontological social work},
  volume={52 4},
The literature clearly denotes that spouses differ from other family members in their reactions to caregiving, their patterns of service use and their assessment of specific services. Yet, despite their prevalence as caregivers, little is known about their unique perceptions of community services and the factors that impact their experiences with the service system. The purpose of this study was to explore the relative influence of (a) spouses' personal factors (e.g., gender, family support… CONTINUE READING

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