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The European voice for informal carers

Quality of Life of Schoolchildren Living with a Long-Term Sick Parent: The Role of Tasks at Home, Life Circumstances and Social Support

This study investigates whether there are differences in quality of life—i.e., psychosomatic complaints and life satisfaction—between schoolchildren with and without a chronically ill or disabled parent at home. It also examines the role played by the intensity of tasks, life…

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Experiences of nurses with an innovative digital diary intervention in the intensive care unit: A qualitative exploration

Introduction Diaries have been used regularly in various intensive care units (ICUs) in international settings. Hard copy diaries written by relatives became impractical during the COVID-19 pandemic due to ICU visiting restrictions and infection control considerations. Authors: T Haakma, R…

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Life satisfaction, social participation and symptoms of depression in young adult carers: evidence from 21 European countries

This study aims to examine whether the association between life satisfaction and depressive symptoms in young carers was moderated by social participation. Cross-sectional data were extracted from the 7th wave of the European Social Survey. Our sample included 673 young…

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Informal care is not free: its economic value is equivalent to at least 22 billion euros per year in the Netherlands, shows a recent study.

What is the economic value of informal carers’ contribution to the society in the Netherlands?  The question has been answered by a recent study commissioned by the national carers’ organisation ManterlzorgNL. In total, five million informal carers spent 1.5 billion…

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