Serious physical illness as a stressor : effects on family use of medical services.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of stress on the family due to the hospitalization of a family member for a serious chronic illness.
The data were the health insurance claims of 3,591 families obtained from the largest U.S.A. insurer of federal employees.
It was hypothesized that the nonhospitalized family members would have a stress-related increase in medical expenses for some period of time after the chronically ill person was hospitalized.
Multiple regression analysis with adjustements for a numer of covariates found increases in mean medical of $326 per person (p<0.01) (excluding the hospitalized person) in the 3 years following the hospitalization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Chronique, Stress, Relation personnalité environnement, Milieu familial, Histoire familiale, Utilisation, Service santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Chronic, Stress, Environment personality relation, Family environment, Family story, Use, Health service, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0391006
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.