British Caregiver Survey Tool Can Help U.S.

A new manual to provide health and social workers with a tool to measure the quality of life of adult, unpaid caregivers has been launched by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, in association with the University of Nottingham in the U.K.

It is a simple 40-item questionnaire that measures a careräó»s quality of life in eight domains: support for caring; caring choice; caring stress; money matters; personal growth; sense of value; ability to care; and carer satisfaction. The questionnaire can be used on a one-off basis for the purpose of an assessment, or as a pre or post intervention tool to measure change and the impact of support.Œæ

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Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, said: äóìWe hope the questionnaire will be widely used to help us measure what works in providing support for carers and also help us see trends at a national level.äó