Mental health of sons and daughters of the institutionalized aged

Elaine M. Brody, Norah P. Dempsey, Rachel A. Pruchno

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Predictors of depression in a study of 331 adult children whose parents resided in nursing homes were respondent' poor health, time pressures, viewing the parent as demanding, and lack of involvement with IADL tasks. Emotional effects specific to parent' situation were predicted by poor health, negative perceptions of nursing home staff, upsetting visits, time pressures, and being female and young. Predictors of depression and emotional effects between sons and daughters are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-219
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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