Immediate and lagged effects of daily stress and affect on caregivers' daily pain experience

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dc.contributor Dautovich, Natalie D.
dc.contributor Parmelee, Patricia A.
dc.contributor Zarit, Steven H.
dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Rebecca S. Carden, Keisha Dawn 2017-04-26T14:27:02Z 2017-04-26T14:27:02Z 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002443
dc.identifier.other Carden_alatus_0004M_12850
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Using secondary data analysis of DaSH (R01AG031758, S. Zarit, PI), we examined the effect of daily stress, affect, and adult day service (ADS) use on the daily subjective pain experience among caregivers of individuals with dementia (IWD). Participants were interviewed for 8 consecutive days. Caregivers utilized an ADS program on some days and provided care at home on other days. We hypothesized a significant relation between daily stress and daily pain would be moderated by time-varying positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) within and beyond ADS use. Participants were 173 family caregivers of IWDs using ADS more than 2 days per week. Participants with IWDs diagnosed with “mild cognitive impairment” were excluded. Daily telephone interviews assessed stress, affect, and pain. Multilevel models were used to examine the relation between daily stress and daily pain and moderating effects of other daily experiences within the context of ADS use. Multilevel models revealed a significant relation between care-related and non-care related stress and daily bodily pain. ADS use and affect did not predict daily pain. Lagged effects revealed a significant moderation for the relation between ADS use and positive affect and pain such that positive affect was higher and pain was lower following an ADS day. Findings suggest that further studies are warranted for understanding and controlling pain among caregivers. Addressing the physical health needs of caregivers through pain management interventions may improve the overall wellbeing of caregiving dyads.
dc.format.extent 53 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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dc.relation.hasversion born digital
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dc.subject.other Aging
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.subject.other Mental health
dc.title Immediate and lagged effects of daily stress and affect on caregivers' daily pain experience
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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