Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Peter Martin

Second Advisor

Megan Murphy

Third Advisor

Patricia Keith

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to specifically examine three domains that affect a spousal relationship in the presence of the progressive deterioration associated with Alzheimer's disease. The three domains are marital satisfaction, caregiver burden, and coping strategies. The second purpose of this study was to explore the current resources that the spousal dyad is utilizing for the purpose of informing those who are new to the experience of working with this population. Understanding what resources these dyads are already using will allow those in the MFT field to better serve in the areas where resource voids still remain.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16553

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Amber Joy Bergman

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453137

OCLC Number

236487023

ISBN

9780549542070

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

89 pages

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