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Titolo:
LIVING WITH THE MENTALLY-ILL - EFFECTS ON THE HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING OF OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
Autore:
GALLAGHER SK; MECHANIC D;
Indirizzi:
OREGON STATE UNIV,DEPT SOCIOL,FAIRBANKS 307 CORVALLIS OR 97331 RUTGERS STATE UNIV,INST HLTH HLTH CARE POLICY & AGING RES NEW BRUNSWICK NJ 08903
Titolo Testata:
Social science & medicine
fascicolo: 12, volume: 42, anno: 1996,
pagine: 1691 - 1701
SICI:
0277-9536(1996)42:12<1691:LWTM-E>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FAMILY CAREGIVERS; STRESS PROCESS; BURDEN; ADULTS; DEMENTIA; CONFLICT; ILLNESS; PARENTS; IMPACT; CARE;
Keywords:
MENTAL ILLNESS; SOCIAL FUNCTIONING; FAMILY BURDEN; SERVICE UTILIZATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
54
Recensione:
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Citazione:
S.K. Gallagher e D. Mechanic, "LIVING WITH THE MENTALLY-ILL - EFFECTS ON THE HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING OF OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS", Social science & medicine, 42(12), 1996, pp. 1691-1701

Abstract

Based on data from the National Health Interview Survey Mental HealthSupplement, 1989 (NCHS, 1991), this article compares health outcomes for respondents living with someone who is mentally ill (N = 776) witha randomly selected subsample of respondents not living with someone identified as mentally ill (N = 716). When other predictors of health are controlled, sharing a household with a mentally ill person is associated with poorer self-reported physical health, increased risk of reporting some activity limitation, and increased service utilization-both greater risk of hospitalization or visiting a physician, and a greater number of days hospitalized and number of physician visits among those utilizing these services. The severity and duration of mental illness have little effect across health outcome measures. Impaired health and increased utilization of medical care among persons living with someone who is mentally ill suggest hidden costs to individuals, to families of the mentally ill, and to the service system. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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