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The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review
journal contributionposted on 2001-03-01, 00:00 authored by Robert CumminsRobert Cummins
This review concerns the life quality of people caring for a relative with a severe disability within their family. It involves the balance between the advantages such care brings to the care recipient and the costs borne by the family. A brief history indicates that the forces that encourage family care are minimally concerned with family welfare. Moreover, an analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data indicates that primary caregivers are at considerable risk of high stress, clinical depression, and abnormally low subjective quality of life. It is concluded that increased public expenditure directed to the care of people with severe disability is urgently required.
JournalJournal of intellectual & developmental disability
Pagination83 - 100
PublisherCarfax Publishing Limited
LocationAbingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2001, Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Inc.
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rehabilitation medicineinclusion and special educational needsdisabilitySocial SciencesScience & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicineEducation, SpecialRehabilitationEducation & Educational ResearchCHRONIC CHILDHOOD ILLNESSTRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURYWOMENS MULTIPLE ROLESLIFE SATISFACTIONDISABLED-CHILDRENMENTALLY-ILLPSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESSDEPRESSED-PATIENTSCYSTIC-FIBROSISSOCIAL SUPPORT