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A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions

Hokanson, L, Quinn, MG, Schuz, N, de Salas, K ORCID: 0000-0002-2552-5108 and Scott, JL ORCID: 0000-0002-6955-4015 2018 , 'A systematic review of Indigenous caregiver functioning and interventions' , Quality of Life Research , pp. 1-11 , doi: 10.1007/s11136-018-1836-1.

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Abstract

There is a global increase in chronic, degenerative illnesses that require long-term intervention and support as a result of the aging population. The majority of support needs are met by informal family caregivers. While there have been three decades of research focusing on caregivers in general, the extent to which research has focused on Indigenous caregivers is unclear. Worldwide, Indigenous peoples face severe economic and health disadvantages that may make them even more vulnerable to the negative aspects of informal caregiving. The current systematic review aimed to synthesize the extant literature on Indigenous caregiver functioning and the interventions that are efficacious in alleviating Indigenous caregiver distress.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hokanson, L and Quinn, MG and Schuz, N and de Salas, K and Scott, JL
Keywords: Caregiving, Indigenous, Systematic review, Family caregivers, Coping, Psychological functioning
Journal or Publication Title: Quality of Life Research
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
ISSN: 0962-9343
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s11136-018-1836-1
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