IIUM Repository

Parents’ and caregivers’ costs of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programme for disabled children in east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia

Hasan, Haliza and Syed Junid, Syed Mohamed Al Junid and Wan Puteh, Sharifa Ezat and Abdul Aziz, Aznida Firzah and Muhammad Nur, Amrizal and Mohd Nordin, Nor Azlin and Jaafar, Nurul Anisah (2018) Parents’ and caregivers’ costs of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programme for disabled children in east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia. In: 12th Postgraduate Forum on Health Systems and Policies, 2nd - 3rd July 2018, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF (Slide Presentation) - Presentation
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (469kB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF (Letter of acceptance) - Supplemental Material
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (452kB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF (Program book) - Supplemental Material
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Rehabilitation for disabled children requires long-term programmes which are expensive to the family. This study aimed to estimate the cost incurred by parents and caretakers of disabled children participating in the Centre-Based and Home Based Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and cost of seeking alternative care. Activity-Based Costing (ABC) method was the cost analysis approach used to estimate twelve-months expenditure by 297 (160 in Centre-based and 137 in Home-based) parents and caretakers of disabled children aged 2 to 18 who attended CBR and seek alternative care. Costing was undertaken from societal perspective. Data were collected using a self-administered costing questionnaire and were presented in median (IQR) cost calculated for the 2014 institutional financial year. Results showed that the median total cost for CBR programme, including alternative care were significantly higher in Centre-Based compared to Home-Based group (RM 7,392 (6,849) vs. (RM 8,066 (36,939) (p value <0.001). The median direct and indirect costs, excluding medications and alternative care were nearly four times as high in Home-Based compared to Centre-Based (RM 2, 376 (11,228) vs. RM 608 (739) (p = <0.001). Parents and carers in Centre-Based spent RM 1,320 (1,978) on medication and supplements compared to only RM 450 (877) for those in Home-Based group. Both groups of parents and carers spent significant amount of resources on alternative care. Although, the cost of alternative care is 90.9% of the total cost for Centre-Based group compared to 55.8% in the HomeBased group, difference is not significant (p-value = 0.543). The high costs incurred for alternative care is a major economic burden to the family. Thus, further studies evaluating the cost effectiveness of alternative care for rehabilitation of disabled children are warranted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5000/83751
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parents’ and caretakers’ cost, direct cost, indirect cost, community-based rehabilitation, disabled children.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: DR HALIZA HASAN
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 10:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83751

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year