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Zapart, S.

Informal care and home-based palliative care: the health-related quality of life of carers

Health is an important factor in the capacity of family and friends (informal carers) to continue providing care for palliative care patients at home. This study investigates associations between the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of current informal carers and characteristics of the carers and their caregiving situation, in a sample of Australian carers of palliative care patients. The cross-sectional study used the Short Form-36 Health Survey to measure HRQOL. It found carers to have better physical health and worse mental health than the general population.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

Home-based palliative care in Sydney, Australia: the carer's perspective on the provision of informal care

The provision of home-based palliative care requires a substantial unpaid contribution from family and friends (i.e. informal care). The present cross-sectional descriptive study, conducted between September 2003 and April 2004, describes this contribution and the impact it has on those providing informal care. The participants were 82 informal carers of patients registered with two community palliative care services in Sydney, Australia (40% of eligible carers).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21