Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Phyllis Meyer Gaspar
Caregivers of impaired individuals are at risk of experiencing strain or burden. Research has been conducted in urban areas studying caregiver burden, but no studies have been done in the rural area to identify specific burden experienced by the caregiver. The objective of the study was to describe the dimensions of burden experienced by the rural caregiver and to examine relationships which existed between the factors of burden and selected demographic indicators. The 30 subjects for this study were obtained through home health agencies and hospital associated special programs in a rural midwestern area. Data obtained using the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) was obtained from interviews and analyzed by Pearson correlation and Phi. The analysis demonstrated caregiver burden ranking from highest to lowest were: time-dependence, developmental, physical, social, and emotional burden. Caregiver age was associated with time-dependence, developmental, physical, and social burden. Spouse caregivers reported less time-dependence and social burden than child caregivers. Child caregivers reported greater developmental burden. Social and emotional burden of males was significantly lower than that of females.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Caregivers -- Middle West -- Psychology
Caregivers -- Middle West -- Physiology
South Dakota State University
Parry, Donna, "Inventory of Caregiver Burden" (1995). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 129.