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作者 Anderson, Lindsay Nichole
書名 Attributions and symptom reports of cognitive impairment: Testing the symmetry rule in caregiver therapy clients
國際標準書號 9781124775418
book jacket
說明 115 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-10, Section: B, page: 6406
Adviser: Sara H. Qualls
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2012
Family caregivers (CGs) have a key role in early problem identification for persons with cognitive impairment because CGs are more likely than the persons with the impairment to see symptoms and respond to them by seeking assistance. Researchers and clinicians need to understand which symptoms CGs recognize and how they interpret them because the CGs' illness models will influence their caregiving behaviors. Given the ambiguities surrounding cognitive impairment presentation and recognition, the degree of symmetry between symptom identification and causal attributions in CGs is likely to be problematic for some portion of CGs and thus be an appropriate target for intervention. This project reports on the symptoms and attributions made by a sample of CGs at the time they sought counseling services in a program for aging families and caregivers. In addition to describing the CGs' views of the care recipient (CR) problems, this study examines the extent and frequency of symmetry between different types of symptoms reported and the attributions for those symptoms. Results show that CGs report on a number of CR symptoms, and make multiple attributions for the problem. Our sample of CGs seemed to make informed attributions based on the behaviors of their CRs, but they did not hold a unidimensional frame for the CRs' problems. Implications, limitations, and future directions are addressed
School code: 0892
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-10B
主題 Gerontology
Psychology, Clinical
Psychology, Cognitive
Alt Author University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences - Psychology
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