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Information Use Environments of African-American Dementia Caregivers Over the Course of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Title: Information Use Environments of African-American Dementia Caregivers Over the Course of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression.
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Name(s): Kazmer, Michelle M., author
Glueckauf, Robert L., author
Ma, Jinxuan, author
Burnett, Kathleen, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Caregivers of older adults with dementia face significant challenges associated with their care recipients' condition and with their own mental and physical well-being. Qualitative research data were collected via interviews with caregivers who participated in the African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support (ACTS) research project. Analysis of these data with a focus on information use indicated that participating caregivers' information use environments were shaped by key individuals, settings, and information sources. These included the ACTS counselors, ACTS intervention guidebook, fellow caregivers, use of a personal calendar/datebook, and the identification of key problems and development of goals to help ameliorate those problems. CBT groups fostered sharing, synthesizing, and validating information about dementia caregiving and dementia care resources; the ACTS CBT guidebook served as an important physical touchstone of reliable and portable information. Understanding the specific needs, behaviors, and constraints of African-American caregivers is important to the future development of information components of tailored, depression-reduction interventions.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0016 (IID), 10.1016/j.lisr.2013.02.003 (DOI)
Keywords: information use environments, dementia, caregivers, African-American dementia caregivers, cognitive-behavioral intervention, problem solving
Citation: Michelle M. Kazmer, Robert L. Glueckauf, Jinxuan Ma, Kathleen Burnett. Information use environments of African-American dementia caregivers over the course of cognitive–behavioral therapy for depression. Library & Information Science Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages 191–199 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2013.02.003
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
Medical sciences
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2013.02.003
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0016
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: iSchool Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Library & Information Science Research.
Issue: 3, 35