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Sustainable caregiving? Demands upon and resources of female carers of adults with intellectual disability

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Rowbotham, M and Cuskelly, MM and Carroll, A, Sustainable caregiving? Demands upon and resources of female carers of adults with intellectual disability, Journal of Women & Aging, 23, (2) pp. 129-148. ISSN 0895-2841 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1080/08952841.2011.561141

Abstract

Female carers of adults with an intellectual disability are increasing in our communities as those with intellectual disability live into middle and old age. Twenty-seven carers between the ages of 45 and 85 years responded to questionnaires about demands, resources, and their health. Almost all were in the clinical range on the measure of psychological functioning. Demands contributed significantly to poorer functioning; however, other measures did not. The women in this study appeared to underreport the level of difficulties they experienced. The caregiving role undertaken by these women does not appear to be sustainable under their current circumstances.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adults, intellectual disability, mothers, stress, depression, coping
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Carer Health
Author:Cuskelly, MM (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:120395
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-23
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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