Caregivers wanted for survey
After being hit by a car in 2003, Tracey-Lee Dalton’s world flipped upside down.
Formerly she was a caregiver then in an instant became the care recipient.
Now she is conducting research at the University of Auckland into caregiving and wants thousands of New Zealand caregivers to share their experience in an online survey.
‘‘Caregivers suffer financially and experience health issues, especially stress, depres- sion and anxiety, despite playing a vital role in helping people with disabilities or illness to remain living at home with full lives.
‘‘If you are an adult unpaid caregiver of someone with an illness or disability, or you have been a caregiver in the past, we want to hear from you.’’
The University of Auckland with the support of Carers NZ is hoping to recruit up to 2000 caregivers.
Findings from the study will be used to pro- vide information on what works well to support caregivers, in order to make improvements.
Volunteers in the study will be asked to complete an online survey, which will take about 25 minutes.
The survey is anonymous and can be found at surveymonkey.com/ s/7L3N9Q2.
Designer: Adrian Hailwood is one of the judges at this year’s Cult Couture.