Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Understanding caregiving for older adults with dementia in Korean American families
by Chung, Jinwoo, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 74; 1466093
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study examined the difficulties and issues regarding caregiving for older adults with dementia in Korean American families A face to face interview was conducted with 10 Korean American family caregivers who were recruited through the researcher's own social network and snowball sampling. Themes were identified through the grounded theory method after the interviews.

The result of this study revealed that many Korean American family caregivers experienced difficulties in their caregiving such as family conflicts, emotional distress, or health problems. Particularly, Korean Americans' cultural uniqueness was found to be a significant factor for their caregiving stress.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Ethnic studies
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Publication Number: 1466093
ISBN: 9781109163636
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