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Gerontologist. 1992 Oct;32(5):665-72.

Institutional placement: phases of the transition.

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Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802.

Abstract

The consequences of institutionalization were examined for a sample of caregivers of dementia patients. Consistent with the stress process model, institutionalization was hypothesized to have a large impact on the primary effects of caregiving and lesser influence on secondary effects and well-being. Following placement, relatives experienced relief from primary effects of caregiving (e.g., feelings of overload and tension) and improved well-being, whereas other indicators of stress remained unchanged.

PMID:
1427279
DOI:
10.1093/geront/32.5.665
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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