The purpose of this study was to examine the causal attributions, difficulties, perceived and expected help behaviour of health care professionals, and hope for the future well-being of the caregivers of Turkish schizophrenic patients in order to form guidelines for forming a collaboration with the families of schizophrenic patients.
Sixty caregivers were interviewed by using a semi-structured interview schedule.
The responses of the caregivers were categorized within the guidelines of the literature in this area.
The caregivers attributed schizophrenia mainly to psychosocial causes, namely stressful events (50%), family conflicts (40%) and patients'characteristics (28%). The most frequently reported difficulties were family conflicts and disruptions of family life (57%), subjective burden (48%) and financial costs due to the patient (27%). The number of difficulties reported by caregivers was related to the duration of the patient's illness.
Caregivers perceived pharmacological treatment (42%), interest and support given to the caregiver (28%), and the hospitalization of the patient (20%) as helpful.
The results suggested that the families of schizophrenics need the support of professionals and the establishment of networks focusing on the caregivers and their relationships with their ill relatives and with health care institutions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Psychose, Vie quotidienne, Interaction sociale, Attribution, Causalité, Stress, Bien être psychologique, Support social, Expectation, Personnel sanitaire, Turquie, Asie, Santé mentale, Homme, Aidant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Daily living, Social interaction, Attribution, Causality, Stress, Psychological well being, Social support, Expectation, Health staff, Turkey, Asia, Mental health, Human, Caregiver
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0012830
Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 01/03/1996.