Off-campus South Dakota State University users: To download campus access theses, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your South Dakota State University ID and password.
Non-South Dakota State University users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this thesis through interlibrary loan.
Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
family relationships and adult children, family relationships and caregivers, caring for aging parents, parent and adult child
Selected attributes, amount of stress, and perceived education and support needs of 51 adult caregivers of parents or parents-in-law were analyzed. The nonprobability sample was obtained from adult children whose parent or parent-in-law was a patient in a rehabilitation unit. A revised version of E. Matthis' (1989) questionnaire was used to determine how important education and support needs were to the subjects. The Chronbach's alpha was 0.92.
This investigation found that adult children who provide care for a parent or parent-in-law have many learning and support needs, and they also experience a great deal of stress in their roles of caregiver. These findings have implications for nursing and further research.
I give my permission to the College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, to publish this abstract in a collection of abstracts from master's projects and theses.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Adult children -- Family relationships
Caregivers -- Family relationships
Aging parents -- Care
Parent and adult child
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1995 Carol Dreke. All rights reserved
Dreke, Carol J., "Education and Support Needs of Adult Children Who Provide Care for their Parents" (1995). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 712.