Title page for ETD etd-04192012-135431

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jordan, Rhonda Lee
Author's Email Address rjordan2@live.com
URN etd-04192012-135431
Title The Effects of Coping Strategies on Burden among Louisiana Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers
Degree Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Department Social Work
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wilks, Scott Committee Chair
Guin, Cecile Committee Member
Lim, Younghee Committee Member
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • caregiver
  • social work
  • burden
  • coping strategies
  • coping
Date of Defense 2012-03-29
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between three coping strategies—emotion-focused, task-focused, and avoidance-focused—and the perceived burden among Louisiana Alzheimer’s disease caregivers. This study was a secondary data analysis. The target population was Alzheimer’s disease caregivers in Louisiana. The design for this study was cross-sectional. The instrument was a survey consisting of a demographic section, the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist, the shortened Zarit Burden Interview, and the Coping in Task questionnaire. Most caregivers reported engaging in task-focused coping. Emotion-focused coping and avoidance-focused coping were positively related to burden. No significant relationship existed between task-focused coping and burden. The implication for social work was to inform clients of coping techniques less related to burden.
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