Patricia G. Archbold, DNSc, RN, FAAN, and Barbara J. Stewart, PhD, are professors in the School of Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University. Merwyn R. Greenlick, PhD, is Vice President (Research), Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region, and Director, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Portland, OR. Theresa Harvath, MS, RN is a doctoral candidate, School of Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University.
Mutuality and preparedness as predictors of caregiver role strain
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1990 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 13, Issue 6, pages 375–384, December 1990
How to Cite
Archbold, P. G., Stewart, B. J., Greenlick, M. R. and Harvath, T. (1990), Mutuality and preparedness as predictors of caregiver role strain. Res. Nurs. Health, 13: 375–384. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770130605
- Issue published online: 19 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 19 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 16 APR 1990
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 APR 1990
- Manuscript Received: 24 JUL 1989
- National Center for Nursing Research, NIH. Grant Number: NR 01140
Data from 78 older persons and their family caregivers were obtained at 6 weeks and 9 months after hospital discharge. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to determine whether mutuality and preparedness for caregiving were related to lower levels of caregiver role strain. The results indicated that, after controlling for five other variables commonly found to be related to caregiver role strain, mutuality and preparedness ameliorated some but not all aspects of role strain.