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Mental Health Differences between Men and Women Caregivers, BRFSS 2009
  • Published Date:
    Oct 19 2016
  • Source:
    J Women Aging. 29(5):385-391.
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  • Alternative Title:
    J Women Aging
  • Description:
    This study uses data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) to examine differences between male and female caregivers by demographics, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and the effect of social support on HRQOL. Roughly two-thirds of caregivers were women, and demographic characteristics differed among men and women caregivers. Women caregivers reported significantly more mentally and physically unhealthy days than men, but there were no differences between men and women in general health or life satisfaction. Men were significantly more likely to report that they rarely or never received social support. Despite this, the effect of social support on HRQOL was stronger in men than in women. Implications of these findings for caregiver support programs are discussed.

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  • Pubmed ID:
    27759499
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC5397375
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