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.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Journal of Care and Caring|
|Early online date||26 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|
- informal care
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Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
Huisman, M. (Creator), van Tilburg, T. (Creator), Broese Van Groenou, M. (Creator), Suanet, B. (Creator), Visser, M. (Creator), Kok, A. A. L. (Creator), Hoogendijk, E. O. (Creator), Deeg, D. (Creator), Schaap, L. (Creator), Beekman, A. F. T. (Creator) & van Schoor, N. M. (Creator), Amsterdam UMC, 1992