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  1. Home-based assessment for family carers : A preventative strategy to identify and meet service needs.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To identify unmet need for services among family carers and their frail or disabled relatives and to facilitate links to services.

    Design

    Intervention study with a subgroup of carer dyads from a random statewide survey of family carers, followed by telephone 2 months post intervention.

    Setting

    Carer dyads in general community ; urban and rural Victoria.

    Participants

    All 186 identified carers were approached.

    One-third of the dyads were ineligible ; of the remainder, 67 (53%) participated, matching refusals on sociodemographic characteristics.

    Carers were typically married, middle-aged women looking after parents or spouses.

    Almost half of the care recipients were aged = 80 ; most had multiple disorders and impairments.

    Follow-up rate was 94%. Intervention.

    One off, multidisciplinary home-based assessment of dyad by research team and regional aged care assessment service (ACAT).

    Main outcome measures.'Unmet need'% dyads recommended new services ; number services per dyad via ACAT ; increases in service range ; extension of pre-existing services.

    Service linkage :% dyads linked to new services ; perceived usefulness of linkages.

    Main results

    Dyads recommended a new service (93%) ; increased range (73%) ; extensions (41%). Average two services requiring ACAT implementation ; commonly respite care, aids and paramedical services.

    Recommendations related to impairment severity and carer stress. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Aidant, Milieu familial, Besoin, Service santé, Prévention, Stress, Evaluation, A domicile, Maladie, Handicap, Bien être, Australie, Océanie, Vieillard, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Caregiver, Family environment, Need, Health service, Prevention, Stress, Evaluation, At home, Disease, Handicap, Well being, Australia, Oceania, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0261745

    Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 11/06/1997.