Cardiovascular Responses of African American Female Caregivers.
Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA
A sample of 18 African American female caregivers and 24 noncaregivers were recruited for the purpose of exploring the relationships among caregiver status, demands, resources, sociodemographics, and cardiovascular responses. The principle finding of the study were that there were no significant relationships between caregiver status, daily hassles, total chronic conditions, total antihypertensives, learned resourcefulness, age, income, education, pulse, systolic, and diastolic blood pressures. Longitudinal studies of African American female caregivers' and noncaregivers' cardiovascular responses are needed to determine whether caregiving is related to increased cardiovascular responses. Nursing interventions that support caregivers in managing care recipient deficits in instrumental activities of daily living and cognitive impairment are needed.
Picot, Sandra; Zauszniewski, Jaclene; and Delgado, Cheryl, "Cardiovascular Responses of African American Female Caregivers." (1997). Nursing Faculty Publications. 22.