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Select aspects of long-term care provision based on opinions of direct informal caregivers

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dc.contributor.author Czeczelewska, Ewa
dc.contributor.author Sikora-Mysłek, Irena
dc.contributor.author Kliś-Kalinowska, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T07:57:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T07:57:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 16, z. 4 (2018), s. 317–322 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 2544-2406
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/4501
dc.description.abstract Introduction. The deteriorating health of persons of advanced age necessitates that essential health care services are provided not only by networks of health care institutions but by informal caregivers as well. Aim. The aim of this study was to assess select aspects of care provision for persons requiring long-term care on the basis of opinions shared by their direct informal caregivers. Materials and methods. Surveys were administered to 982 individuals providing informal care for chronically ill persons or for those with disabilities. The survey was conducted in 2017. The questionnaire contained questions concerning the dysfunctions of chronically ill or disabled persons in their daily functioning and addressed related care problems. Results. Over half of the informal caretakers in the study were over 50 years of age (52.5%), had completed secondary educations (45.8%), and lived mainly in cities with populations under 50 thousand (63.4%). Reconciling care-related duties with one’s own professional work or studies was a problem for 43.2% of caregivers. The care tasks which entailed the greatest difficulties for caregivers were washing intimate areas after urination (57.4%) and bowel movements (55.6%) as well as total body bathing. Conclusions. In the opinion of over half of the surveyed caregivers, the activity posing the greatest difficulty for those providing care for persons partially or completely immobilized and possessing physiological dysfunctions (urinary or fecal incontinence) was the washing of intimate areas of the body. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject care problems pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject informal care pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject sick persons pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject persons with disabilities pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Select aspects of long-term care provision based on opinions of direct informal caregivers pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/ejcem.2018.4.8
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-1361


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