Journal article

Information for family carers: does it help?

B Murphy, H Schofield, H Herrman

Australian Journal of Public Health | Published : 1995

Abstract

Family carers in Victoria were identified through a statewide telephone survey in 1993. A total of 976 carers was interviewed and a random sample of approximately one in 10 (n = 103) were offered the Carer Support Kit leaflet. The leaflet details the components of the Carer Support Kit (a Federal Government initiative developed in 1992-93) and informs carers how to apply for it through the Victorian Carers' Association. Approximately three-quarters of these carers accepted the offer, and around a third subsequently applied for the kit. Carers who applied for the kit reported significantly more overload and lower life satisfaction than those who did not apply. Only two-thirds of those mailed ..

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