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Article: Psychosocial well-being of carers of people with epilepsy in Hong Kong

TitlePsychosocial well-being of carers of people with epilepsy in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAnxiety
Caregiver
Comorbidity
Demography
Depression
Disease severity
Issue Date2002
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yebeh
Citation
Epilepsy & Behavior, 2002, v. 3, p. 147-157 How to Cite?
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with the quality of life and emotional states of the caregivers of people with epilepsy in Hong Kong. Sixty-five primary caregivers were administered rating scales of mood, quality of life, and intensity of various epileptic and psychosocial variables. Twenty-two percent of respondents were considered to have severe levels of anxiety, and 14%, severe levels of depression. Three-quarters of the caregivers interviewed had below-average scores on the quality-of-life measure, indicating that the carers' psychosocial adjustment was impaired. Contrary to the findings of previous studies, caregivers of patients with additional illnesses or learning disabilities were not more distressed than caregivers of patients with epilepsy only. Demographic characteristics and other medical and social factors associated with the psychosocial well-being of the carers of people with epilepsy were discussed. The findings of this study suggest the importance of including systematic measures of people's subjective experiences and perceptions in the study of social and psychological aspects of epilepsy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89478
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.332
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.106
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dc.contributor.authorLee, MMKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, TMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, PKKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHung, ATFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAu, AMLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, VCNen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:57:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:57:32Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEpilepsy & Behavior, 2002, v. 3, p. 147-157en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1525-5050en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89478-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with the quality of life and emotional states of the caregivers of people with epilepsy in Hong Kong. Sixty-five primary caregivers were administered rating scales of mood, quality of life, and intensity of various epileptic and psychosocial variables. Twenty-two percent of respondents were considered to have severe levels of anxiety, and 14%, severe levels of depression. Three-quarters of the caregivers interviewed had below-average scores on the quality-of-life measure, indicating that the carers' psychosocial adjustment was impaired. Contrary to the findings of previous studies, caregivers of patients with additional illnesses or learning disabilities were not more distressed than caregivers of patients with epilepsy only. Demographic characteristics and other medical and social factors associated with the psychosocial well-being of the carers of people with epilepsy were discussed. The findings of this study suggest the importance of including systematic measures of people's subjective experiences and perceptions in the study of social and psychological aspects of epilepsy.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/yebehen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEpilepsy & Behavioren_HK
dc.subjectAnxiety-
dc.subjectCaregiver-
dc.subjectComorbidity-
dc.subjectDemography-
dc.subjectDepression-
dc.subjectDisease severity-
dc.titlePsychosocial well-being of carers of people with epilepsy in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1525-5050&volume=3&spage=147&epage=157&date=2002&atitle=Psychosocial+well-being+of+carers+of+people+with+epilepsy+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, TMC: tmclee@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, VCN: vcnwong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLee, TMC=rp00564en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1006/ebeh.2002.0321-
dc.identifier.pmid12609416-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0036554694-
dc.identifier.hkuros74553en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000175729000007-

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