Self-management of chronic disease in Latina Kinship caregivers: an integrative review

Aliria Muñoz Rascón, Marylyn M. McEwen, Maribeth Slebodnik

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Abstract

In the United States, Latinos experience a higher prevalence of chronic diseases with concomitant complications when compared to Non-Latino Whites. Older Latina women often manage a chronic illness while also providing kinship care. This article presents an integrative review of Latina kinship caregivers’ self-management of chronic disease. An extensive review of the literature was conducted in seven databases. Four resulting studies included qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research and suggested health outcomes for Latina kinship caregivers were often worse when compared to other groups. A major gap in the literature identified an absence of disease-specific self-management behaviors for this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Caregiving
  • chronic disease
  • Hispanic
  • Latino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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