This study examines the home care situation of seventy-five urban chronically ill men and women and their caregivers in three cities in the People's Republic of China.
It documents the type of home care provided, the severity of illness, and the dependency in activities of daily living in order to appreciate the complexity of these care situations.
The findings reveal that women serve as the caregivers in the majority of the cases and often they are elderly spouses with health problems of their own.
The physical, social, psychological, and financial problems experienced by these patients create an enormous burden for the caregivers whether spouses or younger family members coming home from work to a second shift.
If alternatives to home care, such married, sixty-four (85%) were in their first marriage, six have been married more than once, none have divorced, five reported being widowed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chine, Soin, A domicile, Milieu urbain, Maladie, Chronique, Aide thérapeutique, Milieu familial, Vieillard, Aidant, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : China, Care, At home, Urban environment, Disease, Chronic, Therapeutic assistance, Family environment, Elderly, Caregiver, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0106713
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.