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Embargo Period

4-13-2016

Degree Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Degree Track

Family Nurse Practioner

Year Degree Awarded

2016

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Caregiver, Chronic Disease, Burden, Measuring/Alleviating Burden

Advisor Name

Emma

Advisor Last Name

Dundon

Capstone Chair First Name

Emma

Capstone Chair Last Name

Dundon

Capstone Member Name

Genevieve

Chandler

Capstone Outside Member Name

Sharon

Rainer

Abstract

Abstract

Informal caregiving is the most common form of long-term care provided in the United States, and with the projected rapid growth of older adults, informal caregiving will be even more critical in the foreseeable future. In the United States, slightly more than 20% of informal caregivers provide care for more than one care recipient, and 10% provide care for three or more care recipients. Caring for a dependent, older adult patient may have negative effects on physical, psychological, psychosocial, social and financial health of caregivers. Careful assessment of the impact of informal caregiving on the caregiver’s functioning is imperative, and will enable a practitioner to not only find ways to help caregivers shoulder the effects of caregiving, but also to measure the effectiveness of interventions that seek to mitigate the effects of caregiving.

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