Stressors and coping strategies of older adults as caregivers in the era of HIV/AIDS: A case study of Botswana.

Show simple item record Forcheh, Irene Bockarie, Abu 2011-04-13T22:27:00Z 2011-04-13T22:27:00Z 2011-04-02
dc.description.abstract Background: The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Botswana is having a devastating effect on families and disintegrating the traditional family structures where older adults are becoming the main caregivers instead of care receivers. The care of children, older people, and the sick in most African Botswana is mainly performed by the youth who also support the family financial. In some cases older adults especially women babysit their grandchildren with the support of adult children and close family members. However, the high HIV infection and AIDS related dead rate among the youth who economically and socially are the productive population has forced older adults into the care of AIDS infected and affected family members. The purpose of this study is to determine the stressors and coping mechanisms of these older caregivers. Methods: The Purposive sampling technique will be used to recruit a homogenous sample of caregivers who are 65 years old and older caring for orphans and AIDS infected persons in Botswana. Face-to-face in-depth interviews will be conducted and questions will be asked on the stressors and coping mechanisms of the participants. To bring out the uniqueness of each case, a detailed description will be provided with a focus on the history of the cases and the sequence of events. A within-case analysis will be done to identify the themes in each case and a cross-case analysis will also be performed by establishing and comparing cases with common themes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 3.1 en_US
dc.subject Stressors en_US
dc.subject Older adults en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Orphans en_US
dc.title Stressors and coping strategies of older adults as caregivers in the era of HIV/AIDS: A case study of Botswana. en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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