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dc.contributorInstitut d'Assistència Sanitària
dc.contributor.authorCalvó-Perxas, Laia
dc.contributor.authorVilalta-Franch, Joan
dc.contributor.authorLitwin, Howard
dc.contributor.authorTurró-Garriga, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorMira, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorGarre-Olmo, Josep
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-30T13:00:42Z
dc.date.available2021-11-30T13:00:42Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-08
dc.identifier.citationCalvó-Perxas L, Vilalta-Franch J, Litwin H, Turró-Garriga O, Mira P, Garre-Olmo J. What seems to matter in public policy and the health of informal caregivers? A cross-sectional study in 12 European countries. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 8;13(3):e0194232.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11351/6626
dc.descriptionInformal caregivers; European public policy; Public health surveillance
dc.description.abstractIn Europe, informal caregiving is frequent and is expected to grow. Caregiving has an impact on caregivers’ health, but its effect may vary according to the policies of support that are available to caregivers. The aim of this study was to assess the association between the policies of support to caregivers available in 12 European countries and the health of caregivers, considering separately the policies based on financial help and those based on training and other non- financial services. We used data from 13,507 caregivers from 12 European countries from the fifth wave of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to build a path model. Poor health among caregivers was associated with living in a family-based care country (β = 0.50; 95% CI = 0.42–0.59), and with an increased extent of caregiving (β = 0.18; 95% CI = 0.15–0.22). Non-financial support measures seem to have a larger protective impact (β = –0.33; 95% CI = –0.38 - –0.28) on the health of caregivers than do financial support measures (β = 0.03; 95% CI = 0.01–0.04), regardless of the gender of the caregiver. According to our results, the currently available policies of support associated with better health among caregivers are those that: 1) provide them with some free time, 2) help them to deal emotionally with caregiving, and 3) give them skills to both improve the care situation and to deal with it better.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS One;13(3)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceScientia
dc.subjectCuidadors
dc.subjectPolítica sanitària - Europa
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.meshPublic Health Surveillance
dc.subject.meshCaregivers
dc.titleWhat seems to matter in public policy and the health of informal caregivers? A crosssectional study in 12 European countries
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0194232
dc.subject.decsestudios transversales
dc.subject.decsvigilancia en salud pública
dc.subject.decscuidadores de pacientes
dc.relation.publishversionhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194232
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.audienceProfessionals
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation[Calvó-Perxas L] Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IdIBGI), Salt, Spain. [Vilalta-Franch J, Garre-Olmo J] Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IdIBGI), Salt, Spain. Unitat d'Avaluació de Memòria i Demències, Hospital Santa Caterina, Institut d'Assistència Sanitària, Salt, Spain. Departament de Ciències Mèdiques, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain. [Litwin H] Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. [Turró-Garriga O] Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IdIBGI), Salt, Spain. Unitat d'Avaluació de Memòria i Demències, Hospital Santa Caterina, Institut d'Assistència Sanitària, Salt, Spain. [Mira P] Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, Banco de España, Madrid, Spain
dc.identifier.pmid29518147
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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