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Article: Stress factors and mental health of carers with relatives suffering from schizophrenia in Hong Kong: Implications for culturally sensitive practices

TitleStress factors and mental health of carers with relatives suffering from schizophrenia in Hong Kong: Implications for culturally sensitive practices
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Issue Date2000
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Social Work, 2000, v. 30 n. 3, p. 365-382 How to Cite?
AbstractBased on Spaniol and Jung's stress and coping framework (1993), this study examined the difficulties and stresses experienced by carers with relatives suffering from schizophrenia in Hong Kong. The impact of these difficulties and stresses and of mastery as a coping resource on carers' mental health was also explored. Results show that carers experience most difficulties and stresses related to the management of negative symptoms such as refusal to perform household duties and neglect of Personal hygien, and less to handling positive symptoms such as bizarre behaviours and thought. It is also revealed that perceptions of stress associated with difficulties in the care of relatives with schizophrenia accounts for poorer mental health among carers. Lastly, carers with a stronger sense of mastery have better mental health. Cultural issues such as 'family shame and face saving', 'family obligations and reciprocal expectation', 'external orientation to personal control' and 'the Confucian work ethics' are put forward as explanations for these findings. Suggestions on culturally sensitive practices are made.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82018
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.027
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.771
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dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Social Work, 2000, v. 30 n. 3, p. 365-382en_HK
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dc.description.abstractBased on Spaniol and Jung's stress and coping framework (1993), this study examined the difficulties and stresses experienced by carers with relatives suffering from schizophrenia in Hong Kong. The impact of these difficulties and stresses and of mastery as a coping resource on carers' mental health was also explored. Results show that carers experience most difficulties and stresses related to the management of negative symptoms such as refusal to perform household duties and neglect of Personal hygien, and less to handling positive symptoms such as bizarre behaviours and thought. It is also revealed that perceptions of stress associated with difficulties in the care of relatives with schizophrenia accounts for poorer mental health among carers. Lastly, carers with a stronger sense of mastery have better mental health. Cultural issues such as 'family shame and face saving', 'family obligations and reciprocal expectation', 'external orientation to personal control' and 'the Confucian work ethics' are put forward as explanations for these findings. Suggestions on culturally sensitive practices are made.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
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dc.rightsThe British Journal of Social Work. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.rightsThe British Journal of Social Work. Copyright © Oxford University Press.-
dc.titleStress factors and mental health of carers with relatives suffering from schizophrenia in Hong Kong: Implications for culturally sensitive practicesen_HK
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