Exploring the Barriers of Latino Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s and the Underutilization of Services
Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers Latino family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s may experience, and evaluate methods to increase the utilization of these services among the population. The researcher conducted face-face interviews with staff members that have observed the underutilization and provide feedback on method on reaching this particular population. The results of the interviews were transcribed to written form, and then analyzed to identify and label themes. The following four major themes emerged. These themes were: 1) culture 2) language barriers 3) fear 4) lack of knowledge of diagnosis. The potential impact of this study is to find ways to reach out to the Latino population, and provide accurate viable information and services to this particular population. This will continue to further the outreach in social work practice for the Latino population.
Holton, Kimberly May, "Exploring the Barriers of Latino Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s and the Underutilization of Services" (2017). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 559.