Data were collected from 424 adult children of institutionalized aged in order to assess the role behaviors associated with caregiving for a parent in a nursing home. Congruence was indicated between tasks family members were providing for the parent and tasks family members thought they should be providing. Predictors of non-technical tasks provided by adult children included more frequent visits, being female, and having parents with more illnesses; while predictors of technical tasks included more frequent visits, parents with more illnesses, older parents, and more technical tasks done by staff.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Nursing (miscellaneous)