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Titolo:
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SYMPTOM BEHAVIORS AND CAREGIVER BURDEN IN THE RELATIVES OF PERSONS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Autore:
PROVENCHER HL; MUESER KT;
Indirizzi:
UNIV LAVAL,SCH NURSING,CTR RECH LAVAL PQ G1K 7P4 CANADA DARTMOUTH COLL SCH MED,DEPT PSYCHIAT HANOVER NH 00000 DARTMOUTH COLL SCH MED,DEPT COMMUNITY & FAMILY MED HANOVER NH 00000
Titolo Testata:
Schizophrenia research
fascicolo: 1, volume: 26, anno: 1997,
pagine: 71 - 80
SICI:
0920-9964(1997)26:1<71:PANSBA>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EXPRESSED EMOTION; MENTALLY-ILL; PSYCHIATRIC-ILLNESS; SOCIAL COMPETENCE; FAMILY BURDEN; ATTRIBUTIONS; DIMENSIONS; DISORDERS; MEMBER; CHILD;
Keywords:
POSITIVE SYMPTOMS; NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS; CAREGIVER BURDEN; SCHIZOPHRENIA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
59
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Citazione:
H.L. Provencher e K.T. Mueser, "POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SYMPTOM BEHAVIORS AND CAREGIVER BURDEN IN THE RELATIVES OF PERSONS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA", Schizophrenia research, 26(1), 1997, pp. 71-80

Abstract

Objective: The relationships of perceived severity and responsibilityattribution for positive and negative symptom behaviors to caregiver burden were investigated. Two types of burden were studied: objective burden (i.e., negative consequences such as physical problems, financial difficulties, and household tension), and subjective burden (i.e., emotional distress about disturbing behaviors). Method: Self-report measures were completed by 70 primary caregivers of persons with schizophrenia. Results: Subjective burden was related to both the severity ofpositive and negative symptom behaviors, whereas objective burden wasrelated only to the severity of negative symptom behaviors. Responsibility attribution for negative symptom behaviors was related only to objective burden. Caregivers who perceived patients as being less responsible for their negative symptom behaviors reported higher levels of objective burden. The relationship between responsibility attribution for negative symptom behaviors and objective burden remained significant, even after controlling for the severity of negative symptom behaviors. Caregivers' perceptions of patients' responsibility for positive symptom behaviors were not related to objective burden. Conclusions: As expected, perceived severity of negative symptom behaviors was related to objective caregiver burden, whereas severity of positive symptombehaviors was not. These findings suggest that negative symptoms may have a greater impact on role functioning that positive symptoms, leading to greater burden. However, contrary to expectations, less responsibility attribution for negative symptom behaviors was related to higher levels of objective caregiver burden. Caregivers who perceive patients as incapable of altering their negative symptom behaviors and meeting certain role obligations may assume extra responsibilities, leading to higher levels of objective burden. The results indicate that there may be disadvantages for caregivers associated with assuming that patients have no control over their negative symptom behaviors. (C) 1997Elsevier Science B.V.

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