Health equity among ethnic and rural caregivers of people with ADRD
What was this study about?
This was a one-year study that identified the unique needs and assets of caregivers to persons with Alzheimer’s and similar brain conditions living in Northern Arizona. We were also interested in the health of caregivers in our area, and the resources they use and still need to maintain their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We want programs that provide support to caregivers to recognize the unique needs and assets of these populations in Northern Arizona. Results from this project can be used to inform culture-based programs for Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and rural caregivers.
Our study combined findings from focus groups and surveys of caregivers with interviews of policymakers and providers, and GIS mapping of caregiver resources in the region. We produced a report on the healthcare and social support resources that are available to caregivers in Northern Arizona.
This study was conducted by Drs. Julie Baldwin, Dorothy Dunn, Yolanda Garcia, Michael McCarthy and Heather Williamson, with the assistance of Mark Remiker, project coordinator, Rachel Bacon, project coordinator, and Morgan Hustead, graduate student.
Study title: A Multilevel Examination of Health Equity Among Ethnic and Rural ADRD Caregivers Specific Aims
Funding: The study is funded by NIMHD/NIH 3U54MD012388-03S1
IRB project number: 1404845-1
About the investigators
Julie Baldwin, PhD
Dorothy Dunn, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, CDP
Heather Williamson, PhD