Correlates of caregiving burden in schizophrenia:A cross-sectional, comparative analysis from India

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620180
Title:
Correlates of caregiving burden in schizophrenia:A cross-sectional, comparative analysis from India
Authors:
Stanley, Selwyn ( 0000-0001-9885-2890 ) ; Balakrishnan, Sujeetha; Ilangovan, S.
Abstract:
Schizophrenia is a global mental health issue that has serious implications not only for the person with the diagnosis, but for caregivers as well. In Asian societies, the family tends to be the “natural” caregiver in such situations and the caregiving function is usually shouldered by parents or the spouse. Asian communities tend to be more closely knit, and it would be expected that more social support would be available to those facing distressing circumstances such as managing the demands of a person with mental illness. This study seeks to explore the perceived burden in family caregivers of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, the coping strategies that come into play, as well as the extent of social support available to them. Standardized instruments were administered to collect data at a teaching cum treatment facility in south India. A quantitative methodology was used to analyze cross-sectional data from 75 primary caregivers of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a reference group of caregivers of patients with general medical ailments. Results indicate high levels of burden, low social support, and poor coping in the caregivers of people with schizophrenia than the reference group. Implications for intervention with caregivers are also discussed in this article.
Citation:
Correlates of caregiving burden in schizophrenia:A cross-sectional, comparative analysis from India 2016:1 Social Work in Mental Health
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Social Work in Mental Health
Issue Date:
11-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620180
DOI:
10.1080/15332985.2016.1220440
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15332985.2016.1220440
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1533-2985
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorStanley, Selwynen
dc.contributor.authorBalakrishnan, Sujeethaen
dc.contributor.authorIlangovan, S.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T13:47:36Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-06T13:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-11-
dc.identifier.citationCorrelates of caregiving burden in schizophrenia:A cross-sectional, comparative analysis from India 2016:1 Social Work in Mental Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1533-2985en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15332985.2016.1220440-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620180-
dc.description.abstractSchizophrenia is a global mental health issue that has serious implications not only for the person with the diagnosis, but for caregivers as well. In Asian societies, the family tends to be the “natural” caregiver in such situations and the caregiving function is usually shouldered by parents or the spouse. Asian communities tend to be more closely knit, and it would be expected that more social support would be available to those facing distressing circumstances such as managing the demands of a person with mental illness. This study seeks to explore the perceived burden in family caregivers of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, the coping strategies that come into play, as well as the extent of social support available to them. Standardized instruments were administered to collect data at a teaching cum treatment facility in south India. A quantitative methodology was used to analyze cross-sectional data from 75 primary caregivers of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and a reference group of caregivers of patients with general medical ailments. Results indicate high levels of burden, low social support, and poor coping in the caregivers of people with schizophrenia than the reference group. Implications for intervention with caregivers are also discussed in this article.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15332985.2016.1220440en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work in Mental Healthen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcaregiving burdenen
dc.subjectcopingen
dc.subjectsocial supporten
dc.subjectschizophreniaen
dc.subjectmental illnessen
dc.titleCorrelates of caregiving burden in schizophrenia:A cross-sectional, comparative analysis from Indiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work in Mental Healthen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-
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