Quotation Trukeschitz, Birgit, Hajji, Assma, Batchelder, Laurie, Saloniki, Eirini, Linnosmaa, Ismo, Malley, Juliette. 2021. What’s important when caring for a loved one? Population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for informal carers (ASCOT-Carer) for Austria. Quality of Life Research. 30 (7), 1975-1984.


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Purpose The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for informal carers (ASCOT-Carer) can be used to assess long-term care-related quality of life (LTC-QoL) of adult informal carers of persons using LTC services. The ASCOT-Carer instrument has been translated into several languages, but preference weights reflecting the relative importance of different outcome states are only available for England so far. In this paper, we estimated preference weights for the German version of the ASCOT-Carer for Austria and investigated the value people place on different QoL-outcome states. Methods We used data from a best–worst scaling (BWS) experiment and estimated a scale-adjusted multinomial logit (S-MNL) model to elicit preference weights for the ASCOT-Carer domain-levels. Data were collected using an online survey of the Austrian general population (n = 1001). Results Top levels in the domains of ‘Space and time to be yourself’, ‘Occupation’ and ‘Control over daily life’ were perceived as providing the highest utility, and states with high needs in the same domains seen as particularly undesirable. ‘Personal safety’ was the only domain where levels were roughly equidistant. In all other domains, the difference between the top two levels (‘ideal state’ and ‘no needs’) was very small. Conclusion The paper provides preference weights for the German version of ASCOT-Carer to be used in Austrian populations. Furthermore, the results give insight into which LTC-QoL-outcomes are seen as particularly (un)desirable, and may therefore help to better tailor services directed at informal carers and the persons they care for.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Quality of Life Research
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title What’s important when caring for a loved one? Population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for informal carers (ASCOT-Carer) for Austria
Volume 30
Number 7
Year 2021
Page from 1975
Page to 1984
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11136-021-02775-8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02775-8
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11136-021-02775-8

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EXCELC - Exploring Comparative Effectiveness and Efficiency in Long-term Care
ASCOT for German speaking countries and regions
People
Trukeschitz, Birgit (Details)
Hajji, Assma (Details)
External
Batchelder, Laurie (University of Kent, United Kingdom)
Linnosmaa, Ismo (Finnish Insitute for Health and Welfare & University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Malley, Juliette (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom)
Saloniki, Eirini (University of Kent, United Kingdom)
Organization
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
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