Satisfaction with services among people with progressive neurological illnesses and their careers in Australia

McCabe, Marita, Roberts, Candice and Firth, Lucy 2008, Satisfaction with services among people with progressive neurological illnesses and their careers in Australia, Nursing and health sciences, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 209-215.

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Title Satisfaction with services among people with progressive neurological illnesses and their careers in Australia
Author(s) McCabe, Marita
Roberts, Candice
Firth, Lucy
Journal name Nursing and health sciences
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Start page 209
End page 215
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Subiaco, W.A.
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 1441-0745
Keyword(s) Huntington's disease
Parkinson's disease
multiple sclerosis
motor neurone disease
services
Summary Abstract The current study investigated the types of support networks and services accessed by people with progressive neurological illness, as well as the assessment of the usefulness of these services. The participants were 25 people with multiple sclerosis, 15 people with motor neurone disease, 23 people with Parkinson's disease, and six people with Huntington's disease. Twenty-eight professionals who worked with people with these illnesses and 41 carers of people with these illnesses also were interviewed. The results demonstrate that all of the groups of respondents indicated a strong need for basic services (e.g. home help), as well as specialized services (e.g. support groups). These two services also were identified as the most useful services by all of the groups of respondents. The similarities and differences between the groups, as well as the patients and carers, are examined. These findings demonstrate the importance of providing basic services for people with progressive neurological illnesses.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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