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This study was designed to determine if there was a significant relationship in the level of caregiver burden and age. Participants consisted of thirty-three individuals who considered themselves to be the primary caregiver for a physically disabled or elderly family member. These thirty-three volunteer caregivers were drawn from those who had a disabled or frail family member receiving services from a local agency. The subjects were asked to complete Zarit's Caregiver Interview Questionnaire. The findings in the study did not produce significant levels to justify rejecting the null hypothesis or to show that there is a relationship between the caregiver's age and the degree of burden experienced.
Jenkins-Reese, Traynette, "A Comparison Among Older and Younger Caregivers of Physically Disabled Adults and Their Ability to Handle Stress" (1999). Theses. 257.
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