Quality of Preventive Clinical Services Among Caregivers in the Health and Retirement Study

TitleQuality of Preventive Clinical Services Among Caregivers in the Health and Retirement Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsKim, C, Kabeto, MU, Wallace, RB, Langa, KM
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume19
Issue8
Pagination875-878
KeywordsAdult children, Healthcare
Abstract

We examined the association between caregiving for a spouse and preventive clinical services (self-reported influenza vaccination, cholesterol screening, mammography, Pap smear, and prostate cancer screening over 2 years and monthly self-breast exam) for the caregiver in a cross-sectional analysis of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults aged or = 50 years (N = 11,394). Spouses engaged in 0, 1-14, or or = 14 hours per week of caregiving. Each service was examined in logistic regression models adjusting for caregiver characteristics. After adjustment for covariates, there were no significant associations between spousal caregiving and likelihood of caregiver receipt of preventive services.

Notes

PMID 15242474

Endnote Keywords

Caregiving/Spouses/Health Care Utilization/Caregivers/Health Services

Endnote ID

12292

Citation Key6922