Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study surveyed 101 Asian-American caregivers of elderly people on factors that influence perceived caregiver burden. Spirituality was found to be a statistically significant predictor of caregiver burden. Furthermore, mental health help-seeking attitudes were negatively correlated with caregiver burden. This research informs OTs of the value of incorporating spirituality and mental health education with family caregivers to provide holistic, culturally competent services.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yan-hua Huang
Additional Authors and Speakers: Ciara Nagao, Kelsey Michelle Santos, and Madison Werchowsky
Keywords:caregiver burden, caregivers, spirituality, mental health, attitude, help-seeking behavior
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