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Male caregivers tend to be less prevalent than their female counterparts

Male caregivers and mental health conditions[]

There is a lack of research on male carergivers specifically related to those caring for people with a mental health condition.

Male caregivers and elder care[]

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  • Anderson ML. (2001) Daring men to be caring men: the dilemma of disability for male caregivers. Axone. 22(3):18-21.
  • Bédard M, Kuzik R, Chambers L, Molloy DW, Dubois S, Lever JA. (2005) Understanding burden differences between men and women caregivers: the contribution of care-recipient problem behaviors. Int Psychogeriatr. 17(1):99-118.
  • Birtchnell, J. (1991) Negative modes of relating, marital quality and depression. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 648-657.
  • Coe M, Neufeld A. (1999) Male caregivers' use of formal support. West J Nurs Res. 21(4):568-88.

Devin RB, Erickson PI. (1996) The influence of male care givers on child health in rural Haiti.Soc Sci Med. 43(4):479-88.

  • Evans JA. (2002) Cautious caregivers: gender stereotypes and the sexualization of men nurses'touch. J Adv Nurs. 40(4):441-8.
  • Folkman S, Chesney MA, Cooke M, Boccellari A, Collette L. (1994)Caregiver burden in HIV-positive and HIV-negative partners of men with AIDS. J Consult Clin Psychol. 62(4):746-56.
  • Houde SC. (2002) Methodological issues in male caregiver research: an integrative review of the literature.J Adv Nurs. 40(6):626-40.
  • Johnston WR. (2000) Mere male cares. Aust J Holist Nurs. 7(1):45-6.
  • Kramer, B and Thompson, E. (2002) Men as Caregivers: Theory, Research, and Service Implications. New York: Springer Publishing
  • Lewis, R.A., & Sussman, M.B. (1986) Men’s Changing Roles in the Family (The Marriage and Family Review Series). Haworth Press Inc.
  • McCann K, Wadsworth E. (1992) The role of informal carers in supporting gay men who have HIV related illness: what do they do and what are their needs? AIDS Care.4(1):25-34.
  • Morano C.(1998) Identifying the special needs of male caregivers. Continuum. 18(4):8-13
  • Neno R. (2004) Male carers: myth or reality? Nurs Older People. 16(8):14-6.
  • Neufeld A, Harrison MJ.(1998) Men as caregivers: reciprocal relationships or obligation? J Adv Nurs. 28(5):959-68.
  • Parks, S.H. & Pilisuk. (1991) Caregiver burden: gender and the psychological costs of caregiving. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61(4), 501-9
  • Pierce LL, Steiner V.(2004) What are male caregivers talking about? Top Stroke Rehabil. 11(2):77-83.
  • Pinquart, M., & Sorensen, S. (2006). Gender differences in caregiver stressors, social resources, and health: an updated meta-analysis. Journals of Gerontology Serioes B-Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences. 61(1), 33-45.
  • Strug DL, Burr CK. (2003) Service needs of male caretakers of HIV-infected and affected children: policy and practice implications.Soc Work Health 38(2):73-92.
  • Wielgos M, Jarosz K, Szymusik I, Myszewska A, Kaminski P, Ziolkowska K,Przybos A. (2007) Family delivery from the standpoint of fathers--can stereotypes of participant or non-participant father be fully justified? Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 132(1):40-5.
  • Wood JJ, Repetti RL. 2004 What gets dad involved? A longitudinal study of change in parental child caregiving involvement. J Fam Psychol. 18(1):237-49.

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