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dc.contributor.authorDewey, Helen Men
dc.contributor.authorThrift, Amanda Gen
dc.contributor.authorMihalopoulos, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorMacdonell, Richard A Len
dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, John Jen
dc.contributor.authorDonnan, Geoffrey Aen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T22:28:35Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T22:28:35Z
dc.date.issued2002-04-01en
dc.identifier.citationStroke; A Journal of Cerebral Circulation; 33(4): 1028-33en
dc.identifier.govdoc11935056en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9396en
dc.description.abstractInformal caregivers play an important role in the lives of stroke patients, but the cost of providing this care has not been estimated. The purpose of this study was to determine the nature and amount of informal care provided to stroke patients and to estimate the economic cost of that care.The primary caregivers of stroke patients registered in the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS) were interviewed at 3, 6, and 12 months after stroke, and the nature and amount of informal care provided were documented. The opportunity and replacement costs of informal care for all first-ever-in-a-lifetime strokes (excluding subarachnoid hemorrhages) that occurred in 1997 in Australia were estimated.Among 3-month stroke survivors, 74% required assistance with activities of daily living and received informal care from family or friends. Two thirds of primary caregivers were women, and most primary caregivers (>90%) provided care during family or leisure time. Total first-year caregiver time costs for all first-ever-in-a-lifetime strokes were estimated to be A$21.7 million (opportunity cost approach) or A$42.5 million (replacement cost approach), and the present values of lifetime caregiver time costs were estimated to be A$171.4 million (opportunity cost approach) or A$331.8 million (replacement cost approach).Informal care for stroke survivors represents a significant hidden cost to Australian society. Because our community is rapidly aging, this informal care burden may increase significantly in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherActivities of Daily Livingen
dc.subject.otherAdulten
dc.subject.otherAgeden
dc.subject.otherAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.otherAustralia.epidemiologyen
dc.subject.otherCaregivers.economics.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subject.otherCost of Illnessen
dc.subject.otherCosts and Cost Analysisen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherHome Nursing.economics.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherIncidenceen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.otherStroke.economics.epidemiology.rehabilitationen
dc.subject.otherSurvivors.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.titleInformal care for stroke survivors: results from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS).en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleStrokeen
dc.identifier.affiliationNational Stroke Research Institute, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, West Heidelberg, Victoria 3081, Australiaen
dc.description.pages1028-33en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11935056en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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crisitem.author.deptNeurology-
crisitem.author.deptThe Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health-
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