Associations between care network types and psychological well-being among dutch older adults

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Abstract

This study examines the mechanisms underlying the association between care network types and psychological well-being. Care recipients in the 2015/16 wave of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (N = 607) reported on the structural (size and composition) and functional features of care network types (satisfaction, feeling in control of care and care attitudes). Those in a mixed care network reported the highest depressive symptoms, while those in a spousal care network and a privately paid care network reported the lowest. The importance of being in control of care interacts with care network type on well-being. The results corroborate that both informal and formal caregivers need to help older persons to remain in control of care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-233
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
Volume4
Issue number2
Early online date26 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • informal care

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