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Titolo:
LINKS BETWEEN EXPRESSED EMOTION AND BURDEN OF CARE IN RELATIVES OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Autore:
SCAZUFCA M; KUIPERS E;
Indirizzi:
INST PSYCHIAT,DEPT PSYCHOL,DE CRESPIGNY PK LONDON SE5 8AF ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
British Journal of Psychiatry
fascicolo: 5, volume: 168, anno: 1996,
pagine: 580 - 587
SICI:
0007-1250(1996)168:5<580:LBEEAB>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PSYCHIATRIC-PATIENTS; SOCIAL-BEHAVIOR; FAMILY BURDEN; NEEDS; INTERVENTION; RELIABILITY; COMMUNITY; DISORDERS; SCHEDULE; RELAPSE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
27
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Citazione:
M. Scazufca e E. Kuipers, "LINKS BETWEEN EXPRESSED EMOTION AND BURDEN OF CARE IN RELATIVES OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA", British Journal of Psychiatry, 168(5), 1996, pp. 580-587

Abstract

Background. Findings that the EE level of a relative may change over time support the idea that EE may represent the circumstances of the relationship between patient and caregiver. The present study examines to what extent EE levels in relatives are related to relatives' burdenof care and their perceptions of patients' deficits in social role performance. Method. Fifty patients recently admitted to hospital with DSM-III-R diagnoses of schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder were assessed for positive and negative symptoms. Fifty relatives who were living or were in close contact with these patients were interviewed for the assessment of EE and burden of care, and to provide informationabout patients' social role performance and social and behaviour problems. Results. High-EE relatives had considerably higher mean scores for burden of care than low-EE relatives (12.5 v. 6.8, respectively. P=0.002), and perceived more deficits in patients' social functioning than low-EE relatives (means: 16.2 v. 6.9, respectively, P=0.004). The employment status of relatives was the only socio-demographic characteristic of relatives and patients associated with EE levels, those who were working being less likely to be high EE. Patients' psychopathologywas not associated with EE levels and burden of care. Conclusions. This study shows that EE and the burden of care are related. EE and burden both measure aspects of the relationship between relatives and patients. These findings suggest that EE and burden of care are more dependent on relatives' appraisal of the patient condition than on patients' actual deficits.

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