Determinants of the desire to institutionalize in Alzheimer's caregivers
In a second paper from the same study Gallagher et al. (2011b) explored determinants of the desire to institutionalise (DI) among those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. They asked whether potentially modifiable caregivers attributes were linked to DI and found that the most significant of these were caregiver burden and depression. They also found an association between low caregiver self-efficacy and DI, and that caregivers with an emotion focused coping style were less likely to report DI. The authors conclude that a multifactoral approach should be taken to reduce symptoms of burden and depression among caregivers.
GALLAGHER, D., NI MHAOLAIN, A., CROSBY, L., RYAN, D., LACEY, L., COEN, R.F., WALSH, C., COAKLEY, D., WALSH, J.B., CUNNINGHAM, C. and LAWLOR, B.A., 2011b. Determinants of the desire to institutionalize in Alzheimer's caregivers. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 26(3), pp. 205-211.