The physical and emotional health of grandmothers raising grandchildren in the crack cocaine epidemic.

School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720.
The Gerontologist (Impact Factor: 2.48). 01/1993; 32(6):752-61.
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ABSTRACT This article explores the physical and emotional health status of 71 African-American grandmothers raising their grandchildren as a result of the crack cocaine involvement of the children's parents. A comparison of self-assessed health ratings with qualitative responses revealed a tendency for respondents to downplay their own health problems and symptoms.

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