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Article: Quality of life of caregivers with relatives suffering from mental illness in Hong Kong: Roles of caregiver characteristics, caregiving burdens, and satisfaction with psychiatric services

TitleQuality of life of caregivers with relatives suffering from mental illness in Hong Kong: Roles of caregiver characteristics, caregiving burdens, and satisfaction with psychiatric services
Authors
KeywordsCaregivers Characteristics
Caregiving Burden
Hong Kong
Quality Of Life
Satisfaction With Psychiatric Services
Issue Date2012
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hqlo.com/home/
Citation
Health And Quality Of Life Outcomes, 2012, v. 10, article no. 15 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The study attempted to explore the quality of life (QoL) of Chinese caregivers with mentally ill relatives. It also aimed to examine the differential roles of caregiving burdens, caregiver characteristics, and satisfaction with psychiatric services in caregivers' QoL.Methods: 276 caregivers with relatives attending community psychiatric facilities in Hong Kong were invited to fill out a questionnaire. One sample t-tests were conducted to compare the results of this study with that of other Chinese populations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. A hierarchical regression analysis was performed to examine the relative influence of different factors on caregivers' QoL.Results: Our sample of caregivers had significantly lower QoL scores than other Chinese populations. Results also suggest that Chinese caregivers who had chronic illness, younger in age, a lower education level, experienced more difficulties in handling negative symptoms, and were more dissatisfied with mental health services had poorer quality of life. Indeed, caregiver characteristics displayed a much stronger association with caregivers' QoL than did caregiving burdens and satisfaction with psychiatric services.Conclusions: This study supports the strong association of caregiver characteristics and the QoL of caregivers and establishes the nature of the relationship between satisfaction with mental health services and caregiver QoL. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. © 2012 Wong et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172284
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.212
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.020
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dc.contributor.authorWong, DFKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, AYKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SKen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHealth And Quality Of Life Outcomes, 2012, v. 10, article no. 15en_US
dc.identifier.issn1477-7525en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172284-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The study attempted to explore the quality of life (QoL) of Chinese caregivers with mentally ill relatives. It also aimed to examine the differential roles of caregiving burdens, caregiver characteristics, and satisfaction with psychiatric services in caregivers' QoL.Methods: 276 caregivers with relatives attending community psychiatric facilities in Hong Kong were invited to fill out a questionnaire. One sample t-tests were conducted to compare the results of this study with that of other Chinese populations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. A hierarchical regression analysis was performed to examine the relative influence of different factors on caregivers' QoL.Results: Our sample of caregivers had significantly lower QoL scores than other Chinese populations. Results also suggest that Chinese caregivers who had chronic illness, younger in age, a lower education level, experienced more difficulties in handling negative symptoms, and were more dissatisfied with mental health services had poorer quality of life. Indeed, caregiver characteristics displayed a much stronger association with caregivers' QoL than did caregiving burdens and satisfaction with psychiatric services.Conclusions: This study supports the strong association of caregiver characteristics and the QoL of caregivers and establishes the nature of the relationship between satisfaction with mental health services and caregiver QoL. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. © 2012 Wong et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hqlo.com/home/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and Quality of Life Outcomesen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCaregivers Characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectCaregiving Burdenen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectQuality Of Lifeen_US
dc.subjectSatisfaction With Psychiatric Servicesen_US
dc.titleQuality of life of caregivers with relatives suffering from mental illness in Hong Kong: Roles of caregiver characteristics, caregiving burdens, and satisfaction with psychiatric servicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1477-7525-10-15en_US
dc.identifier.pmid22289443-
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dc.identifier.volume10en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, SF=7404255215en_US
dc.identifier.citeulike10314234-

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