The effects of a community mental health intervention project upon family caregivers of persons with suspected mental illness in the Chinese cultural context

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1082
Journal / PublicationInternational Social Work
Volume61
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Family members play an important role in caregiving with more emphasis on early intervention for people suffering from mental illness. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, this study examines the effects of a community mental health intervention project (CoMHIP) on burdens of caregivers who have family members with suspected mental illness. Results showed that family caregivers’ burden and psychological stress level had been reduced (p <.001). The caregivers subjectively experienced a significant reduction in stress regarding the caregiving subscales, supervision, tension, worrying and urging after seeking CoMHIP service. Findings for the study have implications on social work interventions regarding family caregiving of people with suspected mental health problems. © The Author(s) 2017.

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  • Caregivers, Chinese context, community mental health, early intervention, mental illness

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The effects of a community mental health intervention project upon family caregivers of persons with suspected mental illness in the Chinese cultural context. / Ng, Petrus; Young, Daniel KW; Pan, Jiayan et al.
In: International Social Work, Vol. 61, No. 6, 01.11.2018, p. 1067-1082.

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