245882 Quality of care management service and care burden

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Liang-Ju Chen , Department of Health-Business Administration, Hungkuang University, Sha Lu, Taichung, Taiwan
Hsiao-Fang Hsiung , Nursing Department, Chang-Gung Institute of Technology, Gui-Shan Town,Tao-Yuan County, Taiwan
Background:Care management has been introduced into the long term care system and client-oriented service. The outcome of care management service was less focused on caregiver. Objective:The purpose of this study was to analyze the care management service quality and care burden. Method:The data source of this study is derived from the Survey of the Pilot Program for Long Term Care Development. People who were real lived in the Chia-Yi experimental community, and aged 20 and over, with disability were included in the program. The care managers contacted 2,337 persons, and 985 of them deemed eligible were assessed completely by care managers, and there were 762 family caregivers. Results: After controlling other variables, results of logistic regression analyses indicated that the caregiver were had lower care burden when care management service with higher quality(OR=0.446,95%CI=0.234~ 0.927).Besides, the education, combined functional limitation and diseases condition of disabled and gender of caregiver have shown significant influence the care burden. Conclusions:The result showed that higher care management service quality had positive effect on care burden. Our findings implied that policy should pay more attention to develop well-training program for care managers in response to the growing disabled population in Taiwan.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
The purpose of this study was to analye if family caregiver with higher quality of care management service had lower care burden.

Keywords: Case Management, Caregivers

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Ph.D of Health policy and management, and also a assistant professor in university. My research field is on public health policy and long term care.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.