Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Exploring the Experiences of Female Spousal Caregivers
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring the Experiences of Female Spousal Caregivers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505118. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505118. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3609
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This study examined the differences between two groups of caregivers following a novel intervention. Caregivers who reported clinically significant change scores on the COPM satisfaction scale engaged in more social activities and made comments indicating they had moved beyond the burdens of caregiving than caregivers who did not. These findings suggest the importance of addressing caregivers’ social participation to possibly increase caregiver satisfaction and decrease burden.

Primary Author and Speaker: Patricia Watford

Contributing Authors: Karen Atler