Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name



Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Melvin Williams


The purpose of this study was to compare the experience of depression and burden in African American caregivers in two different living arrangements: those coresiding with the care recipient and those living separately from the care recipient. As caregivers struggle to balance the roles they must play, burden and depression are often a result. A purposeful sample was used to identify caregivers of a day care and a day activity center in the Atlanta area. There was no difference in the level of depression experienced by caregivers coresiding as compared to those not coresiding with the care recipient. Also, there was no difference between those caregivers coresiding as compared to non coresiding caregivers in the experience of burden.

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