Long term care: an analysis of the profile of the professional caregivers
Flor M Guerro |
Pablo de Olavide University
Objectives: Firstly we have done a study to describe the social profile of the professional caregiver in Spain. The main aim of this study is to describe the social profile of the professional caregivers (with sanitary training or without it) for long-term care people and its relation with the different degrees of dependence of long term care people. 57 Methodology: We base our study on the Spanish survey of disability and dependency (EDAD 2008). In previous studies we used this survey to carry on a study of the prevalence of dependence and construct life tables for dependents using different statistical techniques and based on previous studies using correspondence analysis and multivariate techniques to relate the different dependencies degrees with other variables but now we want to carry out a different study but using the same methods. First we make a descriptive and transversal piece of research performed by EDAD 2008. Such analysis goes into detail about the following variables: the professional caregivers´ age, sex, dwelling, sanitary training, origin country and the main activity done in the long term care. Then we use correspondence analysis and multivariate techniques to relate the different dependencies degree and the profile of caregivers. Results and Conclusions: Principally, the professional caregivers are women without a sanitary training with and average age of 45 years old. The caregivers (with sanitary training or without it) that are living in the same house that long term care people are usually taking care of people with Severe and High dependence. But it is remarkable that the professional caregivers with sanitary training that are not living in the same house that long term care people are taking care of High dependence.
2 September 2014