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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1994

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Margaret Hegge

Keywords

caregiver psychology, caregiver social networks, long-term care for old people

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of social support held by relatives of LTC residents. In addition, the study was designed to determine what relationship, if any, these perceptions of social support had to caregiver responsibilities prior to LTC admission, change in feelings about LTC placement, and the perceived impact of the LTC Family Support Group.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Caregivers -- Psychology
Caregivers -- Social networks
Older people -- Long-term care

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

90

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1994 Gloria Thompson. All rights reserved

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