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The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers.

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Carthron, DL; Bailey, DE; Anderson, RA
Published in: Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)
March 2014

To explore the multicaregiving roles African-American grandmothers assume while self-managing their diabetes.This longitudinal, qualitative pilot study explored the challenges of self-managing diabetes among six African-American caregiving grandmothers. Data were collected at 5 times points across 18 months. Content analysis, guided by the Adaptive Leadership framework, was conducted using data matrices to facilitate within-case and cross-case analyses.Although participants initially stated they cared only for grandchildren, all had additional caregiving responsibilities. Four themes emerged which illustrated how African-American caregiving grandmothers put the care of dependent children, extended family and community before themselves. Using the Adaptive Leadership framework, technical and adaptive challenges arising from multicaregiving were described as barriers to diabetes self-management.When assisting these women to self-manage their diabetes, clinicians must assess challenges arising from multicaregiving. This might require developing collaborative work relationships with the client to develop meaningful and attainable goals.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)

DOI

EISSN

1528-3984

ISSN

0197-4572

Publication Date

March 2014

Volume

35

Issue

2 Suppl

Start / End Page

S32 / S36

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Leadership
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • Humans
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Caregivers
  • Black People
  • Aged
  • 4205 Nursing
 

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Carthron, D. L., Bailey, D. E., & Anderson, R. A. (2014). The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers. Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), 35(2 Suppl), S32–S36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.02.013
Carthron, Dana L., Donald E. Bailey, and Ruth A. Anderson. “The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers.Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.) 35, no. 2 Suppl (March 2014): S32–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.02.013.
Carthron DL, Bailey DE, Anderson RA. The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers. Geriatric nursing (New York, NY). 2014 Mar;35(2 Suppl):S32–6.
Carthron, Dana L., et al. “The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers.Geriatric Nursing (New York, N.Y.), vol. 35, no. 2 Suppl, Mar. 2014, pp. S32–36. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.02.013.
Carthron DL, Bailey DE, Anderson RA. The "invisible caregiver": multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers. Geriatric nursing (New York, NY). 2014 Mar;35(2 Suppl):S32–S36.
Journal cover image

Published In

Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)

DOI

EISSN

1528-3984

ISSN

0197-4572

Publication Date

March 2014

Volume

35

Issue

2 Suppl

Start / End Page

S32 / S36

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Leadership
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • Humans
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Caregivers
  • Black People
  • Aged
  • 4205 Nursing