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Caregiver burden and health in bipolar disorder: a cluster analytic approach.

Abstract:

To identify caregivers at risk for adverse health effects associated with caregiving, the stress, coping, health and service use of 500 primary caregivers of patients with bipolar disorder were assessed at baseline, 6, and 12 months. K-means cluster analysis and ANOVA identified and characterized groups with differing baseline stress/coping profiles. Mixed effects models examined the effects of cluster, time, and covariates on health outcomes. Three groups were identified. Burdened caregivers...

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Rosenheck, RA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Kaczynski, R More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of nervous and mental disease
Volume:
196
Issue:
6
Pages:
484-491
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1539-736X
ISSN:
0022-3018
URN:
uuid:458b4153-9d4e-497e-87b0-93f5be8ea48d
Source identifiers:
168290
Local pid:
pubs:168290

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