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Relatives of patients with severe mental disorders: unique traits and experiences of primary, nonprimary, and lone caregivers.

Abstract:

The authors examined caregivers' characteristics and experiences. Previously suggested principles for identifying the primary caregiver in 22 multiple-caregiver families were assessed, but none reliably distinguished the primary caregiver. The authors then compared primary (n = 22), nonprimary (n = 22), and lone caregivers' (n = 43) appraisals of caregiving and psychological distress. Lone and primary caregivers' experiences were similar, but nonprimary caregivers' experiences were less adver...

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10.1037/0002-9432.73.3.324

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Journal:
The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Volume:
73
Issue:
3
Pages:
324-333
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1939-0025
ISSN:
0002-9432
URN:
uuid:69c1972e-904b-499c-a696-bbf909034aae
Source identifiers:
176867
Local pid:
pubs:176867

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