Social support and high resilient coping in carers of people with dementia

Jones, Susan, Woodward, Michael and Mioshi, Eneida (2019) Social support and high resilient coping in carers of people with dementia. Geriatric Nursing, 40 (6). pp. 584-589. ISSN 0197-4572

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Abstract

High resilience is associated improved carer outcomes. Both individual factors and the availability of social support have been linked with resilience. This study was conducted to compare socio-demographic characteristics and the availability of social support for carers with low and high resilient coping, and identify if any domain of social support predicted high resilient coping in informal carers of people with dementia. The participants in this cross sectional survey included 108 informal carers of people with dementia. Findings showed the availability of emotional/informational support was most likely to predict resilient coping and tangible support the least likely. However, when controlling for all covariates, only gender predicted high resilient coping, individual social support domains were no longer significant. Therefore, as no single domain of social support has a significantly greater influence on resilient coping, therefore service providers should enable carers to build a wide, multi-function support network.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 23:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71165
DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.05.011

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