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Gerontologist, 38 (4), 463-70

The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Coping With Caregiving for Disabled Elders

  • PMID: 9726133

The Role of Religion/Spirituality in Coping With Caregiving for Disabled Elders

B H Chang et al. Gerontologist.

Abstract

This study examined how religious/spiritual coping was related to specific conditions of caregiving and psychological distress among 127 informal caregivers to community-residing disabled elders. Support was found for the hypothesis that religious/spiritual coping influences caregiver distress indirectly through the quality of the relationship between caregiver and care recipient. Caregivers who used religious or spiritual beliefs to cope with caregiving had a better relationship with care recipients, which was associated with lower levels of depression and role submersion.

10.1093/geront/38.4.463

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