Family transition : development, implementation and evaluation of a correspondence program for families of elderly nursing home residents

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Ellen Strawbridge Yarborough (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hyman Rodman

Abstract: The Family Transition Project was established in order to examine the effects of participation in a correspondence program on elements that might be expected to contribute to the satisfaction of family caregivers. It was hypothesized that participation would decrease the levels of bias and burden expressed by family caregivers and that knowledge about aging would be increased. The subjects were caregivers of residents in seventeen licensed nursing homes in Forsyth and Guilford Counties, North Carolina. Caregivers who returned an initial survey and volunteered for the study were randomly assigned to participation and control groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Older people $x Care
Older people $x Family relationships

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