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Julie Walters, Class of 2013

Perceived Role Changes and Generational Differences Experienced by Grandparents Who are Serving as Primary Caregivers of their Grandchildren
This residency project focused on the investigation of role changes that occur with grandparents who are serving as primary caregivers for their grandchildren. A qualitative study design was used that included in-depth interviews to assess quality of life and occupations of the caregivers. Analysis of the data identified the perceived role changes and generational differences experienced by grandparents who serve as primary caregivers of their grandchildren. Barriers to the use of existing resources were also addressed.


Julie Walters, Resident


School of Occupational Therapy
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