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Caring for a cerebral palsy child: a caregivers perspective at the University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

Background: Cerebral palsy is a major cause of disability and most survivors are left with residual disability and are dependent on parents/caregivers for essential care. This study aimed to determine the experiences of parents/caregivers of cerebral palsy children receiving out-patient physiotherapy. Methods: A concurrent mixed methods was used to collect data in the present study.

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 17:15

Economic burden and health-related quality of life associated with Prader-Willi syndrome in France

Background: To date, there has been no published comprehensive estimation of costs related to Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Our objective was therefore to provide data on the economic burden and health-related quality of life associated with PWS in France in order to raise awareness of the repercussions on individuals suffering from this syndrome and on caregivers as well as on the health and social care systems. Method: A retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out on 51 individuals recruited through the French PWS patient association.

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 17:10

Burden of care in families of patients with early onset scoliosis

Background: Early onset scoliosis is a complex manifestation of a heterogenous group of disorders, often necessitating multiple medical and surgical interventions to address the spinal deformity and its accompanying comorbidities. Current literature documents decreases in the health-related quality of life of these patients; however, there is a distinct lack of published data examining the burden on their caregivers.

Sun, 01/29/2023 - 13:10

Health care and societal costs of the management of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Spain: a descriptive analysis

Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental condition in childhood (5.3% to 7.1% worldwide prevalence), with substantial overall financial burden to children/adolescents, their families, and society.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 12:28

Family-Provided Health Care for Children With Special Health Care Needs

Background and Objectives: Many children with special health care needs (CSHCN) receive health care at home from family members, but the extent of this care is poorly quantified. This study's goals were to create a profile of CSHCN who receive family-provided health care and to quantify the extent of such care.

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 15:57

The Financial Cost Incurred by Families of Children on Long-Term Dialysis

Background: Costs of dialysis reported in countries where dialysis is government-funded are often those incurred by the state, and only a few take into account the financial burden to the family of the index patient.

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 12:02

Shifting Priorities for the Survival of My Child: Managing Expenses, Increasing Debt, and Tapping Into Available Resources to Maintain the Financial Stability of the Family

Background: Parents are confronted with a range of direct costs and intense caregiving demands following their child's cancer diagnosis, which may potentially threaten the financial stability of the family. Objective The aims of this study were to explore the financial impact of a new childhood cancer diagnosis on families and understand the strategies families use to manage these financial impacts.

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 12:31

Which factors increase informal care hours and societal costs among caregivers of people with dementia? A systematic review of Resource Utilization in Dementia (RUD)

Background: Nearly 19 million people across OECD countries are living with dementia, and millions of family caregivers are affected by the disease. The costs of informal care are estimated to represent 40–75% of the total dementia cost exceeding formal care time and medical costs.

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 19:45

Assessment of the burden among family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Introduction: The objective of this study was to examine the caregiving burden and identify the predictors of burden among family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Materials and Method: The sample consisted of 154 family caregivers of community-dwelling Alzheimer patients. Zarit Burden Inventory was used to measure caregiver burden. Depending on the total score, the level of burden is classified as absent to little burden (0 to ≤20), mild to moderate burden (21 to 40), moderate to severe burden (41 to 60), and very severe burden (≥61).

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 14:03

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