To identify unmet need for services among family carers and their frail or disabled relatives and to facilitate links to services.
Intervention study with a subgroup of carer dyads from a random statewide survey of family carers, followed by telephone 2 months post intervention.
Carer dyads in general community ; urban and rural Victoria.
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.
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.