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