Mental health status and perceived burden in caregiving spouses of persons with psychotic illness (A study from India)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/611369
Title:
Mental health status and perceived burden in caregiving spouses of persons with psychotic illness (A study from India)
Authors:
Stanley, Selwyn; Bhuvaneswari, G. Mettilda; Bhakyalakshmi, S.
Abstract:
Mental illness poses a great deal of burden on other family members, particularly the primary caregiver. In the Indian context for a married person with mental illness, the caregiving burden is usually experienced by the spouse, who is considered to be the ‘natural’ option. This quantitative study used survey methodology to assess caregiving burden in fifty spouses of persons diagnosed with a psychotic illness. Data was collected at a neuro-psychiatric facility in Tiruchirappalli, India. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale and the Burden Assessment Schedule were the instruments administered to assess the mental health status of the spouse and their perceived burden. Findings revealed that the majority of spouses were classified as experiencing ‘severe’ and ‘extremely severe’ in terms of their depression, anxiety and stress levels and ‘high’ in terms of perceived burden. The specific ‘type’ of clinical diagnosis, however, did not differentiate the spouses on the key variables studied. The correlation of these key variables with other background variables has also been examined. The implications of the results of this study for psychosocial intervention have also been discussed in this article.
Citation:
Mental health status and perceived burden in caregiving spouses of persons with psychotic illness (A study from India) 2015:1 Social Work in Mental Health
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Social Work in Mental Health
Issue Date:
14-Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/611369
DOI:
10.1080/15332985.2015.1064508
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15332985.2015.1064508
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1533-2985; 1533-2993
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Selwynen
dc.contributor.authorBhuvaneswari, G. Mettildaen
dc.contributor.authorBhakyalakshmi, S.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T11:19:37Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-01T11:19:37Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-14en
dc.identifier.citationMental health status and perceived burden in caregiving spouses of persons with psychotic illness (A study from India) 2015:1 Social Work in Mental Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1533-2985en
dc.identifier.issn1533-2993en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15332985.2015.1064508en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/611369en
dc.description.abstractMental illness poses a great deal of burden on other family members, particularly the primary caregiver. In the Indian context for a married person with mental illness, the caregiving burden is usually experienced by the spouse, who is considered to be the ‘natural’ option. This quantitative study used survey methodology to assess caregiving burden in fifty spouses of persons diagnosed with a psychotic illness. Data was collected at a neuro-psychiatric facility in Tiruchirappalli, India. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale and the Burden Assessment Schedule were the instruments administered to assess the mental health status of the spouse and their perceived burden. Findings revealed that the majority of spouses were classified as experiencing ‘severe’ and ‘extremely severe’ in terms of their depression, anxiety and stress levels and ‘high’ in terms of perceived burden. The specific ‘type’ of clinical diagnosis, however, did not differentiate the spouses on the key variables studied. The correlation of these key variables with other background variables has also been examined. The implications of the results of this study for psychosocial intervention have also been discussed in this article.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15332985.2015.1064508en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work in Mental Healthen
dc.subjectPsychosisen
dc.subjectCaregiving burdenen
dc.subjectMental illnessen
dc.subjectSpouses of persons with mental illnessen
dc.titleMental health status and perceived burden in caregiving spouses of persons with psychotic illness (A study from India)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work in Mental Healthen
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