Families of Alzheimer's Victims: Family Support to the Caregivers

Jean Pearson Scott, Karen A. Roberto, J. Thomas Hutton

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This study examined the instrumental and social‐emotional support provided by families to the primary caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. It was anticipated that the more adequate the support provided by the family, the less sense of burden and the better the coping effectiveness of the caregiver. Ratings of instrumental assistance, social‐emotional support, adequacy of support, and coping effectiveness were made by trained raters from transcribed interviews with 23 primary caregivers. Also, a second family member who was usually next closest of kin to the caregiver was interviewed in order to provide another perspective of the support the family provided. 1986 The American Geriatrics Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-354
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1986


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