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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-227

Burden and Coping in Caregivers of Persons with Schizophrenia


1 Department of Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029, India
2 Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Biostatistics, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029, India

Correspondence Address:
Kiran Rao
Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 21206576

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Caring for a family member with schizophrenia is an enduring stressor and causes considerable amount of burden. The aim of the present study was to examine burden and coping in parents and spouses of persons with schizophrenia. The sample comprised of 24 parents and 24 spouses. Patients were assessed on the Global Assessment Scale (GAS), and caregivers were assessed on the Burden Assessment Schedule (BAS) and the Coping Checklist (CCL). Spouses reported greater emotional burden. Parents used more of denial as a coping strategy, while spouses used more of negative distraction strategies. On stepwise regression analysis, patient's age, educational level, and level of functioning and caregiver's use of denial as a coping strategy emerged as significant predictors of caregiver burden. The study highlights the fact that family intervention programs need to address the specific concerns of caregivers.



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