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Cite this article as:. Article Figures and tables References. Public Interest Statement A growing number of grandparents are becoming the fulltime carers of their grandchildren due to parental illness, death, substance-misuse, or child-neglect. Design and methods To address these questions a qualitative research design located within the symbolic interactionist tradition was employed. Participants Forty-nine predominantly Caucasian custodial grandparents 4 maternal grandfathers, 26 maternal grandmothers, 2 non-biological grandmothers, 5 paternal grandfathers, and 12 paternal grandmothers were interviewed.
Procedure Following approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee of the administrating institution, a local grandparent support group were canvased regarding the general health related hardships facing custodial grandparents. Table 1. Custodial grandparent interview questions Q. Question 1 How old are you? Results The three themes and seven subthemes that emerged from the analysis are displayed in Table 2 and detailed below.
Table 2. Table 3. Limitations and strengths An inherent limitation of qualitative research studies is that its findings are specific to the investigated cohort e. Implications Six issues emerged from the study that are significant for grandparent health policy.
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