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Contextual or General Stress Outcomes: Making Choices Through Caregiving Appraisals.

Braithwaite, Valerie


This study contributes to the debate on general versus contextual measures of caregiver well-being through examining the differential relationships of caregiving appraisals to outcomes. Six dimensions of caregiving appraisal were examined as predictors of minor psychiatric symptoms, affect balance, and burden. Burden was high, symptoms were high, and affect was poor when caregivers held appraisals that reflected (a) low personal resiliency and (b) a conflict-ridden and dysfunctional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Gerontologist, The


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