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Article: Sources of burdens on families of individuals with mental illness

TitleSources of burdens on families of individuals with mental illness
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.intjrehabilres.com
Citation
International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 123-130 How to Cite?
AbstractFamilies of individuals with mental illness face a range of practical and emotional stresses. Studies that have addressed the sources of these burdens are limited. Literature suggests that burdens could come from the stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals with mental illness and inadequate public resources. Nevertheless, how public attitudes and availability of public resources have affected the burden on patients' families remains to be studied. This study set out to explore the relationship between stigma, accessibility of mental health facilities and family burden through individual interviews of patients' relatives in order to understand the burden on mentally ill patients' relatives from their perspectives. Ten interviewees from two out-patient psychiatric clinics were recruited and interviewed. Each interviewee had at least one family member receiving out-patient psychiatric services. Altogether 11 mentally ill patients were involved. Data analyses showed that much of the burden was related to stigma and to lack of mental health and rehabilitation services. Consequences included social isolation of the families, difficulties experienced by the mentally ill patients when trying to obtain competitive employment and financial difficulties. Subjective burden resulting from social stigma included frustration, anxiety, low self-esteem and helplessness. Implications of the findings to social policy and development of mental health services were discussed. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175373
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.25
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.569
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, HWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, PKCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorChang, WMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T08:58:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T08:58:34Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Rehabilitation Research, 2003, v. 26 n. 2, p. 123-130en_US
dc.identifier.issn0342-5282en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175373-
dc.description.abstractFamilies of individuals with mental illness face a range of practical and emotional stresses. Studies that have addressed the sources of these burdens are limited. Literature suggests that burdens could come from the stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals with mental illness and inadequate public resources. Nevertheless, how public attitudes and availability of public resources have affected the burden on patients' families remains to be studied. This study set out to explore the relationship between stigma, accessibility of mental health facilities and family burden through individual interviews of patients' relatives in order to understand the burden on mentally ill patients' relatives from their perspectives. Ten interviewees from two out-patient psychiatric clinics were recruited and interviewed. Each interviewee had at least one family member receiving out-patient psychiatric services. Altogether 11 mentally ill patients were involved. Data analyses showed that much of the burden was related to stigma and to lack of mental health and rehabilitation services. Consequences included social isolation of the families, difficulties experienced by the mentally ill patients when trying to obtain competitive employment and financial difficulties. Subjective burden resulting from social stigma included frustration, anxiety, low self-esteem and helplessness. Implications of the findings to social policy and development of mental health services were discussed. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.intjrehabilres.comen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAnxiety - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBipolar Disorder - Economics - Psychology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshCaregivers - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCost Of Illnessen_US
dc.subject.meshDelivery Of Health Careen_US
dc.subject.meshFamily - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFrustrationen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Rationingen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterview, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMental Health Services - Organization & Administrationen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPrejudiceen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenia - Economics - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshSchizophrenic Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshShameen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Isolationen_US
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological - Etiologyen_US
dc.titleSources of burdens on families of individuals with mental illnessen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/00004356-200306000-00007-
dc.identifier.pmid12799606-
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dc.identifier.volume26en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
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dc.identifier.epage130en_US
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