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Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers' perceptions of service provision

Citation

Vecchio, N and Stevens, SC and Cybinski, P, Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers' perceptions of service provision, Community Mental Health Journal, 44, (2) pp. 125-134. ISSN 0010-3853 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10597-007-9111-x

Abstract

This study investigates carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance received by comparing two populations: those with a mental disability and those with a physical disability in Australia by using data representing 12.5% of the total population. This very large sample provides robust evidence for the study's findings. Of those caring for individuals with severe core disabilities, 21.6% of those with a mental disability compared to only 8.3% of carers of those with a physical disability reported inadequate service assistance. Greater involvement of consumers and their families in health care service planning will provide opportunities to deliver more appropriate services and enhance equities within this sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Care for Disabled
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Carer Health
Author:Stevens, SC (Dr Stella Stevens)
ID Code:54251
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2009-02-13
Last Modified:2009-03-17
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