Informal Caregivers’ Use of the Internet for Caregiving Information

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Abstract

Using data extracted from the Caregiving in the U.S. 2009 survey, this study describes caregivers’ use of the Internet for caregiving information and identifies factors related to their use. This study includes 800 informal caregivers for community-residing older adults age 65 and over. In the study, more than one-half of caregivers searched online caregiving information. The results from an ordered logistic regression analysis showed that caregivers’ use of the Internet was significantly related to caregivers’ age, education, income, primary caregiver status, caregiving strain, self-reported health, and information/service needs. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-546
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015

Keywords

  • informal caregivers
  • older adults
  • online caregiving information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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