Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 5):S4-7
A study of informal caregivers and the association of caregiving status with health and quality of life
SC Ho, ACM Chan, JTF Lau, J Woo
Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4/F School of Public Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. This is the first population-based study of informal caregivers in Hong Kong.
2. Informal caregivers provide a substantial proportion of the care for sick and dependent elderly people.
3. Primary caregivers, especially females, have a poor health profile and quality of life.