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Conference Paper: The influence of caregivers on treatment of patients with schizophrenia in rural China

TitleThe influence of caregivers on treatment of patients with schizophrenia in rural China
Authors
Issue Date2006
Citation
The 13h Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research, Davos, Switzerland, 4-10 February 2006. In Schizophrenia Research, 2006, v. 81 suppl., p. 63, abstract no. 67 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Although family burden has been extensively explored in patients with schizophrenia, the influence of various caregivers on treatment status are still unknown, especially in rural community. The aims of the study were to determine the influence of various caregivers on the treatment status among a previously identified cohort of patients with schizophrenia in rural China. METHODS: A 10-year follow-up investigation among a 1994 cohort (n=510) of patients with schizophrenia was conducted in Xinjin County, Chengdu, China. All the patients and their informants were followed up in 2004 using the Patients Follow-up Scale. RESULTS: One half of the patients (50.4%) were cared for by their spouse, 15.5% by offspring, 12.4% by their parents, 11.1% by others, and 10.6% without caregivers. The rate of living in shabby or unstable house was significant lower in patients with caregivers (9.2%) than those without caregivers (42.6%) (pb0.001). A significantly smaller proportion of patients whose primary caregiver was a parent (4.8%) or spouse (10.5%) had never received psychiatric treatment than of those without a caregiver (27.8%) (pb0.01). Patients were more likely to accept regular antipsychotic treatment over one year if their primary caregiver was a parent (39.7%) or spouse (31.5%) than if they had no caregiver (13.0%) (pb0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The role of caregivers of patients with schizophrenia is crucial in the patientsT treatment and rehabilitation in rural China. Different caregivers may have various influences on the treatment outcome of the patients. Further studies should merit to exploring the influence of various caregivers on the outcomes of the illness.
DescriptionPoster Presentations
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105478
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2014 Impact Factor: 3.923
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.944

 

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dc.contributor.authorRan, MSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMao, WJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHu, SHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, CPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLin, FRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorConwell, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T22:35:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T22:35:47Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 13h Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research, Davos, Switzerland, 4-10 February 2006. In Schizophrenia Research, 2006, v. 81 suppl., p. 63, abstract no. 67en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0920-9964-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/105478-
dc.descriptionPoster Presentations-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Although family burden has been extensively explored in patients with schizophrenia, the influence of various caregivers on treatment status are still unknown, especially in rural community. The aims of the study were to determine the influence of various caregivers on the treatment status among a previously identified cohort of patients with schizophrenia in rural China. METHODS: A 10-year follow-up investigation among a 1994 cohort (n=510) of patients with schizophrenia was conducted in Xinjin County, Chengdu, China. All the patients and their informants were followed up in 2004 using the Patients Follow-up Scale. RESULTS: One half of the patients (50.4%) were cared for by their spouse, 15.5% by offspring, 12.4% by their parents, 11.1% by others, and 10.6% without caregivers. The rate of living in shabby or unstable house was significant lower in patients with caregivers (9.2%) than those without caregivers (42.6%) (pb0.001). A significantly smaller proportion of patients whose primary caregiver was a parent (4.8%) or spouse (10.5%) had never received psychiatric treatment than of those without a caregiver (27.8%) (pb0.01). Patients were more likely to accept regular antipsychotic treatment over one year if their primary caregiver was a parent (39.7%) or spouse (31.5%) than if they had no caregiver (13.0%) (pb0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The role of caregivers of patients with schizophrenia is crucial in the patientsT treatment and rehabilitation in rural China. Different caregivers may have various influences on the treatment outcome of the patients. Further studies should merit to exploring the influence of various caregivers on the outcomes of the illness.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSchizophrenia Researchen_HK
dc.titleThe influence of caregivers on treatment of patients with schizophrenia in rural Chinaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, EYH: eyhchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.schres.2006.01.006-
dc.identifier.hkuros143555en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros160129-
dc.identifier.volume81-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl.-
dc.identifier.spage63, abstract no. 67-
dc.identifier.epage63, abstract no. 67-

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