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Relatives of patients with severe psychotic illness: factors that influence appraisal of caregiving and psychological distress.

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BACKGROUND: Research shows considerable variability in the effect on relatives of patients' mental illness but the determinants of relatives' experience remain unclear. We investigated the influence of demographic, social and clinical characteristics on relatives' experience when conceptualised using a stress-appraisal-coping paradigm. METHODS: Our sample was drawn from relatives of patients recruited to the UK700 case management study (n = 154). Demographic, social and clinical data were col...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s001270170024
Journal:
Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
9
Pages:
456-461
Publication date:
2001-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:176887
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uuid:61ae96c5-a91e-44ad-9ca1-00afea5371f4
Local pid:
pubs:176887
Source identifiers:
176887
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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