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Bizzell, Laurie, Stressors, Resources, and
Psychological Symptomatology for Family Caregivers of
Alzheimer's Patients. Master of Science (Clinical
Psychology), May, 1993, 92 pp., 6 tables, references, 34
The purpose of this study was to examine the
relationship between life stressors, resources, and
psychological symptomatology of 20 family caregivers of
Alzheimer's patients. Stressors were categorized as
stressors specific to the caregiving role and general life
stressors. Resources were also categorized as resources
specific to the caregiving role and general life resources.
Multiple regression determined which stressors, resources,
and demographic variables predicted psychological
symptomatology. Specific stressors that were significant
predictors included: caregiving events, caregiving event
chronicity, and mean burden scores. Significant general
stressors included: size of caregivers' household, non-
caregiving events and non-caregiving event chronicity.
Significant resources included: other caregivers, the duties
other caregivers provided, and caregiver's educational
level. No Other Demographic Variables were found to be
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Bizzell, Laurie. Stressors, Resources, and Psychological Symptomatology for Family Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500551/m1/2/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .