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dc.contributor.authorSoule, Jenniferen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:22:55Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:22:55Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/34048
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dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Within a context of increasing prevalence of both dementia and intellectual disabilities, the effects of these disorders on caregiver well-being is a pertinent topic of research. Yet caregiver satisfaction, a common experience within caregiving has been widely neglected in the literature to date. This study therefore aimed to assess levels of satisfaction between caregivers of individuals with dementia and caregivers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. In addition caregiver burden, caregiver wellbeing and care-recipient difficulties were also assessed.en
dc.description.abstractMETHOD: A cross-sectional independent groups design was used to assess differences between caregivers of individuals with dementia and carers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Measures of caregiver satisfaction, caregiver burden, carerecipient difficulties and caregiver well-being were used.en
dc.description.abstractRESULTS: Caregiver satisfaction was found to be greater in carers of individuals with intellectual disabilities. There were no significant differences found in levels of caregiver burden, care-recipient difficulties or caregiver well-being between the two groups of carers. No effect of gender on caregiver satisfaction was found, however caregiver satisfaction was found to be related to kin relationship.en
dc.description.abstractDISCUSSION: The finding that caregiver satisfaction differs between different groups of caregivers may help resources to be allocated to those groups who are most in need. Limitations of this study, including a small sample size may have affected the results obtained and directions for future research, including a focus on more longitudinal studies that take into account care-recipient views are laid out.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleCaregiver satisfaction: the positives and negatives of caring for individuals with dementia or intellectual disabilitiesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameDClinPsychol Doctor of Clinical Psychologyen


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