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Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving.

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Chan, A; Malhotra, C; Malhotra, R; Rush, AJ; Østbye, T
Published in: J Aging Health
September 2013

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the health impact, in terms of depression, self-rated health, and health services utilization, of providing care to older adults (75+) requiring human assistance in at least one activity of daily living (ADL) limitation. METHOD: Data from 1,077 caregivers and 318 noncaregivers, interviewed in the Singapore Survey on Informal Caregiving, was used to examine differences in depressive symptoms, self-rated health, and number of outpatient visits in the last 1 month between caregivers and noncaregivers. Multivariate models for the outcomes, adjusting for characteristics of the caregiver/noncaregiver and care-recipient/potential care recipient, were run. RESULTS: Caregivers were more depressed, had poorer self-rated health, and had a higher rate of outpatient visits in the past month compared to noncaregivers. DISCUSSION: The study indicates the need for support services to family caregivers of older adults with ADL limitations.

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J Aging Health

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EISSN

1552-6887

Publication Date

September 2013

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

998 / 1012

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Singapore
  • Qualitative Research
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Gerontology
  • Female
  • Diagnostic Self Evaluation
 

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Chan, A., Malhotra, C., Malhotra, R., Rush, A. J., & Østbye, T. (2013). Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving. J Aging Health, 25(6), 998–1012. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264313494801
Chan, Angelique, Chetna Malhotra, Rahul Malhotra, Augustus John Rush, and Truls Østbye. “Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving.J Aging Health 25, no. 6 (September 2013): 998–1012. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264313494801.
Chan A, Malhotra C, Malhotra R, Rush AJ, Østbye T. Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving. J Aging Health. 2013 Sep;25(6):998–1012.
Chan, Angelique, et al. “Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving.J Aging Health, vol. 25, no. 6, Sept. 2013, pp. 998–1012. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0898264313494801.
Chan A, Malhotra C, Malhotra R, Rush AJ, Østbye T. Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving. J Aging Health. 2013 Sep;25(6):998–1012.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Aging Health

DOI

EISSN

1552-6887

Publication Date

September 2013

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

998 / 1012

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Singapore
  • Qualitative Research
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Gerontology
  • Female
  • Diagnostic Self Evaluation