Economic deprivation and its effects on subjective wellbeing in families of people with multiple sclerosis

De Judicibus, Margaret A. and McCabe, Marita 2005, Economic deprivation and its effects on subjective wellbeing in families of people with multiple sclerosis, Journal of mental health, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 49-59.

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Title Economic deprivation and its effects on subjective wellbeing in families of people with multiple sclerosis
Author(s) De Judicibus, Margaret A.
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Journal of mental health
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 59
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2005-02
ISSN 0963-8237
1360-0567
Keyword(s) multiple sclerosis
cost
quality of life
family relationships
Summary Background: There has been limited research on the role of financial strain on the adjustment of people with multiple sclerosis.

Aims: This study examined the financial costs of MS and the impact of financial strain on the quality of life and adjustment of people with MS and their families.

Methods: Interviews were conducted with 16 health professionals, 26 people with MS and 11 family members of people who have MS.

Results: Economic deprivation impacted on the subjective well being of many families living with MS. Concerns included adjustment to a lower income if the person with MS reduced or ceased work, and meeting the costs of home alterations, mobility equipment, and special transport. The additional cost of living with MS is a stress factor, especially for people dependent on disability support pensions.

Conclusions: It is anticipated that the findings from this study will raise the awareness of health professionals and politicians regarding the potential impact of financial stress on people with MS and their families.
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003224

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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