A study of informal caregivers and the association of caregiving status with health and quality of life

Sut Ying, Suzanne HO CHAN, Cheung Ming, Alfred CHAN, Tak Fai, Joseph LAU, Jean WOO

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

1. This is the first population-based study of informal caregivers in Hong Kong.
2. Informal caregivers provide a substantial proportion of the care for sick and dependent elderly people.
3. Primary caregivers, especially females, have a poor health profile and quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume13
Issue number5 (Supp. 5)
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Bibliographical note

This study was supported by the Health Care and Promotion Fund (#218015).

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