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Impact of family relations on a caregivers' appraisal

Using the attached article, I need some notes on comparing the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions that the author made in this study (with examples); discuss the research method the author used to validate and build knowledge in the area of caregiving, and explain how this method makes sense given the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions; explain if the hypotheses were confirmed or disconfirmed; and utilizing the 3 of the 8 characteristics of science (empirical, systematic, theoretical, provisional, public, objective, self-reflective, and open-ended process) were presented, analyze how each of these characteristics are demonstrated, or not demonstrated, in the article. Use specific examples to substantiate your analysis.

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*Using the attached article, I need some notes on comparing the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions that the author made in this study (with examples); discuss the research method the author used to validate and build knowledge in the area of caregiving, and explain how this method makes sense given the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions; explain if the hypotheses were confirmed or disconfirmed; and utilizing the 3 of the 8 characteristics of science (empirical, systematic, theoretical, provisional, public, objective, self-reflective, and open-ended process) were presented, analyze how each of these characteristics are demonstrated, or not demonstrated, in the article. Use specific examples to substantiate your analysis.

This study examined the impact of family support and difficulties in relation to the caregiver's satisfaction with carrying out activities and subjective burden; and the relationship between the caregiver and the recipient. Subjective burden refers to the disruptions in a person's life including responsibilities association with feelings that he or she is carrying a heavy load.The study involved individuals (N=97) caring for a spouse or adult child or with either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, who participated in the study.

Hypotheses:

It was hypothesized that a low level of family support and a high level of relationship difficulties between the caregiver and the care recipient would be associated with high subjective burden, after controls (i.e., caregiver's age, residence, primary stressors, and disruptions in the caregiver's life routine. It also was hypothesized that a low level of family support and a high level of relationship difficulties between the caregiver and the care recipient would relate to a low level of satisfaction received from caregiving activities, after controls.

Study's Design

The author used a quantitative study that consisted of several scales including: the Burden Assessment Scale (BAS-Subjective section; Reinhardt, Gunman, Hurwitz, &Minsky, 1994) a 19-item scale that measured subjective and objective burden—used to measure Subjective burden. The scale is .80 internal consistency. Satisfaction received from caregiving activities was assessed by the Care Work Satisfaction Scale (Or bell, Hopkins, &Gillis, 1993), a ...

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This solution examines the impact of caregiver's appraisal on satisfaction with caregiving duties.

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