Openly accessible

Promoting the health and well being of older carers : a proactive strategy

O`Connell, Beverly, Bailey, Susan and Walker, Arlene 2003, Promoting the health and well being of older carers : a proactive strategy, Australian health review, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 78-86.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
oconnell-promotingthehealth-2003.pdf Published version application/pdf 420.74KB 282

Title Promoting the health and well being of older carers : a proactive strategy
Author(s) O`Connell, Beverly
Bailey, Susan
Walker, Arlene
Journal name Australian health review
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 78
End page 86
Publisher Australian Healthcare Association
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Keyword(s) caregivers
health promotion
Summary Research has indicated that carers are concerned about their ageing status, their deteriorating health and their ability to continue to care for their dependants. Given that the health care system will become increasingly reliant on carers the health care needs of carers should be a concern for all health care professionals. This paper describes the first stage of a project designed to enhance older carers health promotion knowledge and skills and improve their health promoting behaviours. This stage investigated the mental and physical health status of older carers. It also sought information on older carers' levels of participation in health related and social activities and identification of barriers to participation in these types of activities. The results highlighted that carers responding to the survey experienced compromised physical and mental health. Many carers reported being unable to participate in social and health-type activities as they were unable to leave the care recipient. Of note, is that carers identified their own mental fragility and felt they needed further emotional support.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002296

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 10 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 456 Abstract Views, 282 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 08:20:46 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.