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Titolo:
Distress in parents of patients suffering from schizophrenia or affective disorders
Autore:
Angermeyer, MC; Liebelt, P; Matschinger, H;
Indirizzi:
Univ Leipzig, Psychiat Klin & Poliklin, D-04317 Leipzig, Germany Univ Leipzig Leipzig Germany D-04317 Poliklin, D-04317 Leipzig, Germany
Titolo Testata:
PSYCHOTHERAPIE PSYCHOSOMATIK MEDIZINISCHE PSYCHOLOGIE
fascicolo: 6, volume: 51, anno: 2001,
pagine: 255 - 260
SICI:
0937-2032(200106)51:6<255:DIPOPS>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
GER
Soggetto:
BURDEN; RELATIVES; CAREGIVERS; HEALTH;
Keywords:
distress in relatives; family burden; schizophrenia; affective disorders;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Angermeyer, MC Univ Leipzig, Psychiat Klin & Poliklin, Johanisallee 20, D-04317 Leipzig, Germany Univ Leipzig Johanisallee 20 Leipzig Germany D-04317 rmany
Citazione:
M.C. Angermeyer et al., "Distress in parents of patients suffering from schizophrenia or affective disorders", PSY PSY MED, 51(6), 2001, pp. 255-260

Abstract

The present study aims at investigating to what extent relatives of individuals suffering from mental illness experience caregiver burden. Hypothesesare formulated on the basis of stress theory and are tested on a sample offamily members. Method: Relatives organised in the German and Austrian relatives' associations were questioned by means of mail surveys. Only parents(n = 509) of patients with schizophrenia or affective disorders were included in the study. Results: The majority of those questioned expressed the opinion that the burden experienced through caring for the patient interferes with their own state of health. Among the negative consequences of care-giving cited, health burden ranked first, followed by restrictions in the fields of leisure, employment/career and finances. For the respondents, the average sum score of the Zerssen list of complaints [1] was clearly increased in comparison with the standard values for the general population. Among the symptoms cited, brooding, inner unrest, irritability, insomnia, fatigueas well as neck and shoulder pains were mentioned most frequently. No gender or diagnosis-related differences were found with regard to the extent ofburden experienced. Interaction effects could be demonstrated in that fathers of schizophrenic patients differ significantly from mothers of schizophrenic patients as well as from fathers of children with affective disorders. Conclusions: Further research is called for as relatives of people with mental disorders seem to represent a high-risk group. On the basis of our data, it can be assumed that these relatives differ from the general population in their utilisation of medical or rehabilitation services.

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