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Care burden dimensions of informal caregivers having patients with bipolar disorder (challenges and alternatives) (qualitative study)

Background: Taking care of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) makes critical challenges for their informal caregivers (ICGs) and forces them to tolerate considerable burden. This qualitative study explored the dimensions of ICGs' care burden (CB) based on their own experiences and the patients' therapists. Materials and methods: This is a qualitative study which was conducted based on conventional content analysis through semistructured and in-depth interviews.

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 16:09

Efficacy of self help- mental health promotion model on mental health of care givers of mentally ill - pre experimental study

Background - Family carers with mental illness is an integral form of care in our nation as in most Non-Western countries. With limited mental health institutions facilities, the care-givers involve various activities in furnishing care for clients with psychological disturbances. The care-givers from the family of mentally ill undergone significant trouble because of the care-giving responsibility they participate in and required assistance from mental health professionals if they face any emotional or psychological alterations.

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 09:56

Caregiving, Employment and Social Isolation: Challenges for Rural Carers in Australia

Australia has one of the world’s highest life expectancy rates, and there is a rapidly growing need for informal caregivers to support individuals who are ageing, have chronic illness or a lifelong disability. These informal carers themselves face numerous physical and psychological stressors in attempting to balance the provision of care with their personal life, their work commitments and family responsibilities. However, little is known about the specific challenges facing rural carers and the barriers that limit their capacity to provide ongoing support.

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:20