Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study
Although more people are using hospice than ever before, the average length of hospice enrollment is decreasing. Little is known about the effect of hospice length of enrollment on surviving family caregivers. The authors examine the association between patient length of hospice enrollment and major depressive disorder (MDD) among the surviving primary family caregivers 13 months after the patient's death.
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry
Kris, Alison E.; Cherlin, Emily J.; Prigerson, Holly; Carlson, Melissa DA; Johnson-Hurzeler, Rosemary; . Kasl, Stanislav V.; and Bradley, Elizabeth H., "Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study" (2006). Nursing Faculty Publications. 127.
Kris, A. E., Cherlin, E. J., Prigerson, H., Carlson, M. D., Johnson-Hurzeler, R., Kasl, S. V., & Bradley, E. H. (2006). Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry, 14(3), 264-269. doi:10.1097/01.JGP.0000194642.86116.ce.