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Article: Family burdens, Chinese health beliefs, and the mental health of Chinese caregivers in Hong Kong

TitleFamily burdens, Chinese health beliefs, and the mental health of Chinese caregivers in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese caregivers
Chinese health beliefs
Family burdens
Mental health
Mental illness
Issue Date2004
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105799
Citation
Transcultural Psychiatry, 2004, v. 41 n. 4, p. 497-513 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study explored the types of family burdens, mental health and Chinese health beliefs of Chinese caregivers with relatives suffering from a serious mental illness. It also examined the impacts of these beliefs on caregivers' burdens and mental health. A structured questionnaire was administered to 125 Chinese caregivers in out-patient clinics in Hong Kong. Measures included distress (General Health Questionnaire), family burdens and belief in traditional Chinese medicine. Family burdens exerted a significant impact on the mental health of caregivers. Significant differences were found between believers and non-believers of traditional Chinese medical beliefs in terms of financial burdens, disruptions to family interactions and decline in physical health. However, a moderating effect of Chinese health beliefs on family burdens and mental health was found. The lack of a moderating effect of health belief on family burdens may be related to caregivers' changes in perspectives from a traditional Chinese cultural perspective to a psychosocial and personality perspective. Implications for research and service development are discussed. Copyright © 2004 McGill University.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/81582
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.141
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dc.contributor.authorTsui, HKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SNen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis study explored the types of family burdens, mental health and Chinese health beliefs of Chinese caregivers with relatives suffering from a serious mental illness. It also examined the impacts of these beliefs on caregivers' burdens and mental health. A structured questionnaire was administered to 125 Chinese caregivers in out-patient clinics in Hong Kong. Measures included distress (General Health Questionnaire), family burdens and belief in traditional Chinese medicine. Family burdens exerted a significant impact on the mental health of caregivers. Significant differences were found between believers and non-believers of traditional Chinese medical beliefs in terms of financial burdens, disruptions to family interactions and decline in physical health. However, a moderating effect of Chinese health beliefs on family burdens and mental health was found. The lack of a moderating effect of health belief on family burdens may be related to caregivers' changes in perspectives from a traditional Chinese cultural perspective to a psychosocial and personality perspective. Implications for research and service development are discussed. Copyright © 2004 McGill University.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.rightsTranscultural Psychiatry. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese caregiversen_HK
dc.subjectChinese health beliefsen_HK
dc.subjectFamily burdensen_HK
dc.subjectMental healthen_HK
dc.subjectMental illnessen_HK
dc.titleFamily burdens, Chinese health beliefs, and the mental health of Chinese caregivers in Hong Kongen_HK
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