Poster Session  |   August 2016
Gender Disparities in Caregiver Stress for Providing Help to Older Mexican-Americans: A Descriptive Study of the HEPESE
Author Affiliations
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
Article Information
Advocacy / Arthritis / Assistive Technology / Mental Health / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Gender Disparities in Caregiver Stress for Providing Help to Older Mexican-Americans: A Descriptive Study of the HEPESE
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515277p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO6052
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515277p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO6052
Abstract

Date Presented 4/9/2016

Women report greater burden (arthritis and depressive symptoms) associated with caregiving than do men. Occupational therapists can provide education in joint protection, body mechanics, and assistive devices for caregivers with painful joints, as well as teach techniques to alleviate depressive symptoms.

Primary Author and Speaker: Diane M. Collins

Contributing Authors: Amit Kumar, Brian Downer, Amol Karmarkar, Kyriakos S. Markides