publication . Article . 2005

is psychosocial rehabilitation of schizophrenic patients preventing family burden a comparative study

  • Published: 11 Jul 2005 Journal: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, volume 12, pages 415-422 (issn: 1351-0126, eissn: 1365-2850, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
This study examined the dimensions of perceived burden by caregivers-relatives of patients suffering from schizophrenia and participating in a rehabilitation programme (group A) compared to a group of patients and their corresponding caregivers who were maintained in regular treatment procedure (group B). Subjective and objective burden perceived by caregivers group A patients attending a rehabilitation programme, was found to be lower compared to that of group B of caregivers of patients in regular maintenance treatment. Low level of functioning of patients was correlated with higher degree of family burden and the more psychological distress of the caregiver. ...
free text keywords: Phychiatric Mental Health, Group B, Psychosocial, Clinical psychology, Schizophrenia, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Physical therapy, business.industry, business, Rehabilitation, medicine.medical_treatment, Distress
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