Global perspective of burden of family caregivers for persons with schizophrenia

Chan, Sally Wai-Chi (2011) Global perspective of burden of family caregivers for persons with schizophrenia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25 5: 339-349. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2011.03.008


Author Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Title Global perspective of burden of family caregivers for persons with schizophrenia
Journal name Archives of Psychiatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-9417
1532-8228
Publication date 2011-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.03.008
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 5
Start page 339
End page 349
Total pages 11
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Abstract Schizophrenia is a severe form of mental illness that affects about 7 per 1,000 of the adult population. It is estimated that globally about 29 million people have schizophrenia. With the advent of deinstitutionalization, most persons with schizophrenia are now being cared for in the community by their families. Living with a relative with severe mental illness is stressful. Burden of care is a global issue affecting family caregivers in both developed and developing countries. This article aims to examine the burden of family caregivers for persons withschizophrenia and the socioeconomic factors that influence the caregivers' perception of burden. There is a general agreement that family interventions are beneficial to family caregivers. Therefore, this article examines two of the most commonly investigated interventions: psychoeducation and support groups, for family caregivers of persons with schizophrenia.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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