Experiencing undesired daily life events, instrumental functioning, social support and well-being of Israeli elderly women: Comparison between caregivers/non-caregivers for adult children with mental retardation

Arie Rimmerman, Miriam Muraver

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which 160 mothers who care for an adult child with mental retardation differ in respect to undesired daily life events, instrumental functioning, social support and well-being from a comparably matched group of age peers. Findings indicated that caregivers for adult children with mental retardation reported more undesired daily life events in comparison to the matched group. However, no differences were found in respect to their instrumental functioning, social support and well-being. A detailed analysis showed significant variations in measures of undesired daily life events and social support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-69
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gender Studies

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