Does Gender Moderate Factors Associated with Whether Spouses Are the Sole Providers of IADL Care to Their Partners?

TitleDoes Gender Moderate Factors Associated with Whether Spouses Are the Sole Providers of IADL Care to Their Partners?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFeld, S, Dunkle, RE, Schroepfer, T, Shen, H-W
JournalRes Aging
Volume32
Issue4
Pagination499-526
Date Published2010 Jul 01
ISSN Number1552-7573
Abstract

<p>We explored whether gender moderated the influence of other factors on solo spousal caregiving. The subsample (N = 452) from the AHEAD study included elderly care recipients (CRs) receiving IADL assistance and their spouses. Logistic regression modeled the likelihood of solo spousal IADL care. Gender moderation was tested by product terms between CRs' gender and measures of partners' health, potential helpers, and sociodemographic characteristics. As numbers of CRs' IADLs and couples' proximate daughters increased, wives less often received care solely from their husbands, but husbands' receipt of care from their wives was unaffected. Age differences between spouses and CRs affected solo spousal caregiving to wives and husbands in opposite ways. Regardless of gender, CRs' number of ADL limitations and spouses with IADL or ADL limitations reduced the likelihood of solo spouse care. Identifying circumstances influencing solo spouse caregiving differently among couples with frail wives and husbands facilitates gender sensitive services.</p>

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DOI10.1177/0164027510361461
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21818168?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

IADLs/Couples/Elder care/Regression analysis/Age differences/Gender

Endnote ID

22910

Alternate JournalRes Aging
Citation Key7474
PubMed ID21818168
PubMed Central IDPMC3148766
Grant ListT32 AG000117 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
T32 AG000117-25S1 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States