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A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions


Hokanson, L and Quinn, MG and Schuz, N and de Salas, K and Scott, J, A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions, Quality of Life Research, 27, (8) pp. 2007-2017. ISSN 0962-9343 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11136-018-1836-1


There is a global increase in chronic, degenerative illnesses that require long-term intervention and support as a result of the aging population. The majority of support needs are met by informal family caregivers. While there have been three decades of research focusing on caregivers in general, the extent to which research has focused on Indigenous caregivers is unclear. Worldwide, Indigenous peoples face severe economic and health disadvantages that may make them even more vulnerable to the negative aspects of informal caregiving. The current systematic review aimed to synthesize the extant literature on Indigenous caregiver functioning and the interventions that are efficacious in alleviating Indigenous caregiver distress.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Caregiving, Indigenous, Systematic review, Family caregivers, Coping, Psychological functioning
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Family care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Provision of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hokanson, L (Miss Lesli Hokanson)
UTAS Author:Quinn, MG (Dr Michael Quinn)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Scott, J (Professor Jenn Scott)
ID Code:125015
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2018-03-23
Last Modified:2019-02-25

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