This study sought to compare the functional and self-rated health of grandparents raising grandchildren with that of noncaregiving grandparents.
A secondary analysis of data from the 1992 to 1994 National Survey of Families and Households was conducted Bivariate and logistic analyses compared 173 custodial and 3304 noncustodial grandparents in terms of functional health limitations, self-rated health, and satisfaction with health.
Custodial grandparents were significantly more likely to have limitations in 4 of the 5 activities of daily living (ADLs) examined, with more than half reporting some limitation in I of the 5 ADLs.
A logistic regression analysis indicated that caregiving grandparents had 50% higher odds of having an ADL limitation.
Caregivers were significantly more likely to report lower satisfaction with health, and a statistical trend indicated that the caregivers had lower self-rated health.
Conclusions, Further research is needed to determine whether the differences observed reflect artifacts or actual differences in functional abilities and other health measures.
The need for policies that support rather than penalize grandparents raising grandchildren is stressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation intergénération, Enfant, Homme, Etude familiale, Santé, Garde enfant, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Aidant, Activities of Daily Living Checklist Feitel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Bien être économique, Bien être physiologique, Grand parent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intergeneration relation, Child, Human, Family study, Health, Child custody, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Caregiver, Activities of Daily Living Checklist Feitel, United States, North America, America, Welfare, Physiological wellbeing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0518494
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 18/05/2000.