This research examines the integration of informal and formal care for persons with HIV/AIDS.
Data come from a panel survey of informal HIV/AIDS care givers (N=642) and are analyzed using a modified version of the Behavioral Model that allows for inclusion of predisposing, enabling and need characteristics of persons with HIV/AIDS and their care givers.
The outcome component of our model emphasizes the role of case management as an intermediary service designed to facilitate linkage to other services.
Results indicate :
Substantial use of case management and other services among persons receiving informal care ; characteristics of care recipients, caregivers and dyads directly influence case management and service use ; case management positively influences service use at baseline and change in service use over time ; and the association between case management and service use generates indirect influences on service use related to characteristics of care recipients, caregivers and dyads.
These results highlight the importance of case management as a mechanism for integrating informal and formal care and demonstrate that service utilization is influenced by the social context of illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Asymptomatique, Besoin utilisateur, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu urbain, Environnement social, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Suivi cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Asymptomatic, User need, United States, North America, America, Urban environment, Social environment, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0395172
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 25/01/1999.