This study focuses on factors related to why people with primary responsibility for providing care to ADL-impaired elderly persons ended their caregiving roles. Data are from the 1982 National Long-Term Care Survey and the Informal Caregiver Survey. Variables reflecting characteristics of care recipients and caregivers, caregiver role responsibilities, and appraisal of the caregiver role are investigated. Of particular interest is the influence of role responsibilities, such as number of ADL tasks, relative to appraisal of the caregiving role. The results indicate that factors other than role responsibilities are important in understanding who ends caregiving, and that risk factor profiles may prove a useful means of targeting caregivers at greatest risk of ending caregiving.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Sociology and Political Science
- Life-span and Life-course Studies