M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Aging parents; Caregivers; Nursing homes; Stress (Psychology)
The purpose of this study was to discuss the relationship between nursing home placement and anxiety levels of the people placing their loved ones. The study used 20 subjects from a nursing home in southern New Jersey. Subjects were people who had cared for a parent at home for at least one year prior to placement. Subjects were administered the IPAT anxiety scale on the day of placement and again one month later.
Relationships were shown through T-Tests and correlation coefficients. This study indicated that there were significant changes in anxiety levels of subjects after a one month period.
Thomson, Ellen E., "The effects of nursing home placement on the stress levels of caregivers" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 2299.