Work Description:

Title: Characteristics of Informal Caregivers who Provide Transportation Assistance to Older Adults
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Methodology
  • Data for this study came from a telephone survey administered to a representative sample of informal caregivers (age 45-80) who provide transportation assistance to older adults (age 70 and older) in Michigan. The survey contained 41 questions covering the following topics: demographics, driving status and frequency, work and/or volunteering activity, health, types of transportation assistance provided, characteristics of the care recipient, caregiver help information seeking, and caregiver burden. More information can be found in the following report: Eby, D.W., Molnar, L.J., Kostyniuk, L.P., St. Louis, R.M., & Zanier, N. (2011). Recommendations for Meeting the Needs of Michigan’s Aging Population. Report No. RC-1562. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Transportation. This report can be found on Deep Blue: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/90961
Description
  • Data can contained in an Excel spreadsheet formatted such that each row is a separate participant and each column is a separate question. This file is called: EbyEtAl-TransportCaregiver. A data dictionary that gives the text for each question and the response categories mappings are contained in another Excel Spreadsheet. This file is called: EbyEtAl-TransportCaregiverDictionary. The text of the survey, the development of weights, and response rate calculations can be found in the Deep Blue report discussed previously.
Creator
  • Molnar, Lisa J
  • Eby, David W
Depositor
  • eby@umich.edu
Contact Information
Discipline
  • Social Sciences
Funding Agency
  • Other Funding Agency
ORSP Grant Number
  • F026415
Keyword
  • Driving
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Automobile
Date coverage
  • 2011-06-07 to 2011-07-17
Citation to related material
  • Eby, D.W., Molnar, L.J., Kostyniuk, L.P., St. Louis, R.M., & Zanier, N. (2011). Recommendations for Meeting the Needs of Michigan’s Aging Population. Report No. RC-1562. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Transportation. This report can be found on Deep Blue: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/90961
Language
  • English
DOI
  • doi:10.7302/Z2GH9G3V
Visibility
  • Open Access
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