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PREDICTORS OF CAREGIVERS’ CONSIDERATION FOR INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ELDERLY CARE RECIPIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AMONG THREE DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES

H.J. Shim

Jour Nursing Home Res 2015;1:33-40

The increasing number of older adults in the US suggests accordingly increasing older populations with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). As some studies found a higher prevalence of AD among ethnic minority older adults, understanding different needs of ethnic minority caregivers is an important task. Using the REACH II data, the current study analyzed what caregivers’ and care recipients’ characteristics contribute to predicting caregivers’ consideration about institutionalization, and whether such difference was associated with caregivers’ ethnicity/race. A binary logistic regression was done to evaluate how these characteristics were associated with caregivers’ having consideration/no consideration about institutionalization. The final model was significant (χ2 (12) = 741.37, p <.001), with caregivers’ ethnicity and perceived burden about caregiving as strong predictors.

CITATION:
H.J. Shim (2015): Predictors of Caregivers’ Consideration for Institutionalization of Elderly Care Recipients with Alzheimer’s Disease Among Three Different Ethnicities. The Journal of Nursing Home Research Science (JNHRS). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2015.7

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