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Article: ‘From my point of view, my wife has recovered’: A qualitative investigation of caregivers’ perceptions of recovery and peer support services for people with bipolar disorder in a Chinese community

Title‘From my point of view, my wife has recovered’: A qualitative investigation of caregivers’ perceptions of recovery and peer support services for people with bipolar disorder in a Chinese community
Authors
KeywordsFamily
mental health services
peer supporters
psychiatric rehabilitation
recovery
Issue Date2019
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105597
Citation
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2019, v. 65 n. 4, p. 305-312 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental disorder, and family members play a key role in taking care of the affected individuals. The recovery movement has gradually transformed mental health services, for example, through the introduction of peer support services (sharing of expert-by-experience knowledge), and it has challenged the prevailing view that people with mental illness cannot recover. Aims: Through this study, the researchers explored how family caregivers in a Chinese context conceptualise recovery, how caregivers interact with peer support workers (PSWs) and how they perceive peer support services. Methods: Fourteen family caregivers from community settings participated in individual semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed through thematic analysis. Results: Family caregivers had multifaceted definitions of recovery and had various degrees of contact with PSWs. The views and experiences shared by PSWs were hope-instilling for caregivers and changed their perception of BD and their loved ones. Some limitations of PSWs were also identified. Conclusion: Social connectedness and functional outcomes were important indicators of recovery among Chinese family caregivers. Caregivers began to understand the benefits of PSWs after experiencing their services. Peer-led services could be a helpful support for both service users and family caregivers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272959
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.439
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.488

 

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dc.contributor.authorYuen, WWY-
dc.contributor.authorTse, SSK-
dc.contributor.authorMurray, G-
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, L-
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T09:19:54Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-06T09:19:54Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2019, v. 65 n. 4, p. 305-312-
dc.identifier.issn0020-7640-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/272959-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental disorder, and family members play a key role in taking care of the affected individuals. The recovery movement has gradually transformed mental health services, for example, through the introduction of peer support services (sharing of expert-by-experience knowledge), and it has challenged the prevailing view that people with mental illness cannot recover. Aims: Through this study, the researchers explored how family caregivers in a Chinese context conceptualise recovery, how caregivers interact with peer support workers (PSWs) and how they perceive peer support services. Methods: Fourteen family caregivers from community settings participated in individual semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed through thematic analysis. Results: Family caregivers had multifaceted definitions of recovery and had various degrees of contact with PSWs. The views and experiences shared by PSWs were hope-instilling for caregivers and changed their perception of BD and their loved ones. Some limitations of PSWs were also identified. Conclusion: Social connectedness and functional outcomes were important indicators of recovery among Chinese family caregivers. Caregivers began to understand the benefits of PSWs after experiencing their services. Peer-led services could be a helpful support for both service users and family caregivers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105597-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry-
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.rightsCopyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). DOI: [DOI number]-
dc.subjectFamily-
dc.subjectmental health services-
dc.subjectpeer supporters-
dc.subjectpsychiatric rehabilitation-
dc.subjectrecovery-
dc.title‘From my point of view, my wife has recovered’: A qualitative investigation of caregivers’ perceptions of recovery and peer support services for people with bipolar disorder in a Chinese community-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYuen, WWY: winnie.yuen@connect.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailTse, S: samsont@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764019842287-
dc.identifier.pmid30983474-
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dc.identifier.volume65-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage305-
dc.identifier.epage312-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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