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dc.contributor.authorVecchio, N
dc.contributor.authorCybinski, P
dc.contributor.authorStevens, S
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:21:37Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:21:37Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-29T06:42:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0306-8293
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/03068290910963716
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27946
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The perception among carers and health professionals is that the health care system remains limited in its effectiveness and accessibility to non-institutionalized people with a mental illness. The purpose of this paper is to determine the effect of the care recipient's main disabling condition (either physical or mental) on the carer's perceived need for assistance in their role as carer. Design/methodology/approach - Based on the data collected from the Australian Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers, the investigation involves the non-institutionalized recipients of care with profound and severe disabilities, aged 15 years and over, residing in private dwellings and their primary informal carers. Findings - Regression analysis reveals that carers of those with a mental disability are 2.7 times more likely to report care needs unmet compared to carers of those with a physical disability. Further analysis using interactions shows that carers who are the adult children of mentally disabled parents report a comparatively very large amount of perceived unmet need. Originality/value - If equity ismeasured in terms of perceived need rather than finite resources a case is made that primary carers of people with a mental disability experience greater burdens in care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
dc.publisher.placeBradford, England
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/0306-8293.htm
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom782
dc.relation.ispartofpageto796
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Social Economics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140208
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.titleThe effect of disability on the needs of caregivers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCybinski, Patricia J.
gro.griffith.authorVecchio, Nerina


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