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dc.contributor.authorLamont, R.A.
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorNelis, S.M.
dc.contributor.authorMartyr, A.
dc.contributor.authorRusted, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorHindle, J.V.
dc.contributor.authorLongdon, B.
dc.contributor.authorClare, L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-09T16:03:43Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-25T13:26:16Z
dc.date.available2019-10-09T16:03:43Z
dc.date.available2019-10-25T13:26:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-09
dc.identifier.citationLamont RA, Quinn C, Nelis SM et al (2019) Self-esteem, self-efficacy and optimism as psychological resources among family caregivers of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL study. International Psychogeriatrics. 31(9): 1259-1266.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17354
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractBeing a family caregiver, and in particular giving care to someone with dementia, impacts upon mental and physical health, and potentially reduces the ability of caregivers to ‘live well’. This paper examines whether three key psychological resources, self-efficacy, optimism and self-esteem, are associated with better outcomes for caregivers of people with dementia. Design and Participants Caregivers of 1283 people with mild-to-moderate dementia in the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) project responded to measures of selfefficacy, optimism and self-esteem, and ‘living well’ (quality of life, life satisfaction and well-being). Multivariate linear regression was used to examine the association between psychological resources and ‘living well’. Results Self-efficacy, optimism and self-esteem were all independently associated with better capability to ‘live well’ for caregivers. This association persisted when accounting for a number of potential confounding variables (age group, sex, and hours of caregiving per day). Conclusions Low self-efficacy, optimism and self-esteem might present a risk of poor outcomes for caregivers of people with dementia. These findings encourage us to consider how new or established interventions might increase the psychological resilience of caregivers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2019 Cambridge University Press. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectLife satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.subjectLiving wellen_US
dc.subjectCareren_US
dc.titleSelf-esteem, self-efficacy and optimism as psychological resources among family caregivers of people with dementia: findings from the IDEAL studyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2019-07-31
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-09T15:03:50Z
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-25T13:26:50Z


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