Determining care burden and psychiatric symptom level in caregiver of schizophrenia patient


Koç M., Tel H. , Karakulah K.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.57, no.2, pp.642-647, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12588
  • Title of Journal : PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.642-647
  • Keywords: care burden, caregiver, psychiatric symptom, schizophrenic patient, FAMILY CAREGIVERS, MENTAL-HEALTH, INDIVIDUALS, DISORDER

Abstract

Purpose The present study was conducted to determine the care burden and psychiatric symptom levels of the caregivers of schizophrenic patients. Design and Methods The caregivers of schizophrenic patients were included in this descriptive study. Findings It was determined that there was a statistically significant difference in the care burden scores and the education, family type, and the presence of physical diseases of the caregivers (P < .05). It was determined that there was a statistically significant positive relation between age and care duration (r = .339,P = .001). Practice Implications It is recommended that the family members are guided to plan activities that will allow the family members to relax and cover their own needs.