Economic evaluation of a support program for caregivers of demented elderly.
An economic evaluation was undertaken concurrently with a randomized trial comparing a Caregiver Support Program (CSP) with existing conventional community nursing care for those caring for elderly relatives at home.
The differences in resource consumption were compared with changes in caregiver quality of life, as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life instrument (CQLI).
A 20% difference from baseline in the CQLI favored the experimental (CSP) group, although this did not reach conventional levels of statistical significance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Démence, Vieillard, Aide thérapeutique, Analyse coût, Qualité vie, Milieu familial, A domicile, Economie santé, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Dementia, Elderly, Therapeutic assistance, Cost analysis, Quality of life, Family environment, At home, Health economy, Nervous system diseases, Degenerative disease, Public health organization
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Code Inist : 002B18G05. Création : 199406.