The aim of this study was to explore the needs of Family Caregivers of people living with mental illness in Kumasi, Ghana. An exploratory research design using a Qualitative approach was employed for the study and one on one interview was used to collect data. A total of 13 participants who were identified as Family Caregivers of mentally ill persons having their rehabilitation in Kumasi were used for the study. Thematic content analysis was used to analyse and interpret the qualitative data.
Background: Few reports have been published about differences in perspectives on perceived needs among community-residing people with dementia, their family caregivers, and professionals. The aim of this study was to compare these perspectives.