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Revista Española de Salud Pública

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ROGERO-GARCIA, Jesús  and  AHMED-MOHAMED, Karim. Satisfaction of needs of disabled people 60 and over according to care provider: Spain, 2008. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.85, n.6, pp.541-553. ISSN 2173-9110.

Background: In spite of its importance for policy making, there have been few studies examining the satisfaction of care needs by the different care providers. The aims of this paper are: (1) to estimate the prevalence of dissatisfaction of care needs among people older than 59 years receiving care; and (2) to identify what care provider (family care, private care -paid care- or public care) has a higher probability of satisfying the needs of this population. Methods: This study is based on a sample of 3718 non-institutionalized people older than 59 years from the Survey on Disability, Personal Autonomy and Dependency Situations 2008. The distribution of unmet care needs among different groups of elderly people was cross-tabulated, and a regression logistic model was used to identify factors related to dissatisfaction of care needs. Results: 1,039 (29%) people older than 59 years had dissatisfied care needs. Compared to those receiving only family care, people receiving only public care were more likely to have dissatisfied needs (OR=1.932 sig.=0,001), and people receiving only paid care were less likely to have dissatisfied needs (OR=0.673 sig.=0.015). Conclusions: People receiving only paid care had a higher probability of having their needs satisfied than any other care combination. Those receiving only public care had a lower probability of having their needs satisfied than people receiving family care or paid care.

Keywords : Aged; Frail elderly; Disabled persons; Caregivers; Family Caregivers; Home care services; Needs assessment; Spain.

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