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Health status and coping strategies among older parents-carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an Australian sample

Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David; Gething, Lindsay; Cant, Rosemary; Kendig, Hal

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Background: Older parent-carers in Australia are the subject of increasing policy and practice attention due to concerns about their ongoing ability to care in the light of their own ageing and the ageing of their adult son or daughter. This paper examines health status and the coping strategies of a group of older Australian parents caring for an adult son or daughter with intellectual disabilities. Method: Health status using the SF-12 (Ware, Snow, Kosinski, & Gandek, 1993), caring stress...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21150
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.08.003

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