African-American women's perceived health status while caring for a relative with end stage renal disease.

Dina J. Byers, Tamara Harris Beard, Mona Wicks

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This study describes health status, health status changes, and factors predicting perceived health status of 75 African-American women caring for relatives with end stage renal disease. One-third of participating caregivers rated their health as fair or poor; others reported good health. Increased worry, mood changes, and stress/tension were problematic. Numbers of prescription medications, physician office visits in the past 6 months, and health problems- along with caregiver age and depression total score-explained 31% (p = 0.000) of total variance in perceived health status. This caregiver population would benefit from health promotion interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

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Women's Health
African Americans
Health Status
Chronic Kidney Failure
Caregivers
Health Fairs
Office Visits
Physicians' Offices
Health
Health Promotion
Prescriptions
Depression
Population

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