An exploration of values associated with caregiving for elderly family members

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
1 single hour session via Zoom or another online platform
State of study

Caregiving is a complex social role that involves both rewards and costs. High levels of caregiver distress have been associated with increased depression, lower levels of life satisfaction and even higher mortality rates. However, there are also rewards associated with caregiving, and carers who identify with positive perceptions and experiences report fewer adverse health outcomes which may help to buffer negative effects of caregiving. 

The purpose of this project is to investigate the values associated with caregiving for elderly family members. The research team requests your assistance if you are caring for an elderly family member, and we would like to know about your experience.

Your participation will involve participation in one single Zoom interview that will take approximately 50 minutes of your time. The interview will take place at a time and date that is convenient to you. There is no financial incentive for completing this research. However, this research may benefit future generations of carers by highlighting the values and impacts associated with caregiving and allowing us to target support for caregivers more effectively.

Further information

For further information in relation to this study, please contact [email protected]

This research has been approved by the University of Southern Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (USQ HREC ID: H18REA256 (v3))

Study Address
Online interview via Zoom
Full Name
Siobhan Melvin
University of Southern Queensland
Phone Number
0431 106 942