Husbands and Wives as Caregivers: Antecedents of Depression and Burden

Rachel A. Pruchno, Nancy L. Resch

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Contrasting predictors of depression among 101 men and 214 women providing care to spouses suffering from Alzheimer's Disease indicated that the sole predictor for husbands was ill health, whereas for wives less emotional investment was also predictive. While there were no significant predictors for burden among husbands, for wives, burden was associated with poorer health, less emotional investment, greater spouse impairment, and provision of more assistance with tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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