Institutional relocation : examination of effects and efficacy of two preparatory training programs

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Theodore D. Nirenberg (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jacquelyn Gaebelein

Abstract: Individuals previously exposed to a high frequency of stressful life events have been reported to have a high incidence of physiological and psychological problems, and a higher incidence of problems as compared to individuals exposed to few stressful life events. However, research examining these issues has methodological problems. In an attempt to examine the effects of a life event change in an experimentally controlled manner, the present investigation focused on one specific life event change, interinstitutional relocation of elderly. A review of the literature examining the effects of relocation on the elderly revealed frequent inconsistencies among the studies, which were further confounded by methodological difficulties. The first aim of the present study was to collect a data base (verbal, behavioral, and physiological indices) prior to and after relocation, in an effort to determine exactly what changes occur as a result of relocation. Secondly, the influence of two preparatory training programs on the effects of relocation was examined.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Moving, Household $x Psychological aspects
Older people $x Housing $x Psychological aspects
Stress in old age

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