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Evid Based Nurs 3:90 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.90
  • Causation

If caring for a spouse with disabilities involved self reported strain, caregiver mortality was increased

Baseline caregiving status, sociodemographic factors, and physical health status associated with all cause mortality in older adults who were living with a disabled spouse

Baseline variable Adjusted relative risk (95% CI)
*not significant
Helping spouse with caregiving strain 1.63 (1.00 to 2.65)
Helping spouse but no reported strain 1.08 (0.61 to 1.90)*
Not helping disabled spouse 1.37 (0.73 to 2.58)*
Age per year 1.10 (1.06 to 1.14)
Sex of caregiver (men v women) 1.88 (1.23 to 2.88)
Race of caregiver (black v white) 2.00 (1.03 to 3.89)
Prevalent disease at baseline 3.30 (1.79 to 6.08)

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