Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264313494801
Title: Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: Results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving
Authors: Chan, A.
Malhotra, C. 
Malhotra, R. 
Rush, A.J. 
Østbye, T. 
Keywords: aged
caregiver
depression
elderly
health care utilization
self-rated health
Singapore
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Citation: Chan, A., Malhotra, C., Malhotra, R., Rush, A.J., Østbye, T. (2013-09). Health impacts of caregiving for older adults with functional limitations: Results from the Singapore survey on informal caregiving. Journal of Aging and Health 25 (6) : 998-1012. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264313494801
Abstract: Objectives: 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. © The Author(s) 2013.
Source Title: Journal of Aging and Health
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/110105
ISSN: 08982643
DOI: 10.1177/0898264313494801
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