Poster Session  |   August 2016
Coping Strategies Used by Grandparents as Primary Caregivers to Grandchildren
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Coping Strategies Used by Grandparents as Primary Caregivers to Grandchildren
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510215p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO4121
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510215p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO4121
Abstract

Date Presented 4/8/2016

Older adults caring for their grandchildren is a phenomenon; little research has focused on ways they cope with parenting stressors. This qualitative study explored coping strategies used by grandparents. Results inform more effective occupation-based interventions to improve quality of life.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer-Nicole Wood

Additional Authors and Speaker: Kayla Gittens, Callie Merriman, Patrick Hopkins

Contributing Authors: Kenneth Guy, Jenene Woods Craig, Kathleen T. Foley