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Perceptions of loneliness and well‐being of psychiatric patients' families

Background and objectives: This study was conducted to determine and explain the relationship between the loneliness perceptions and well‐being of family caregivers of psychiatric patients. Methods: This cross‐sectional and descriptive study was conducted with the families of 141 individuals with mental illness, who were outpatients  psychiatry clinic of a university hospital. Findings: There was a statistically significant moderate relationship between loneliness levels and well‐being subscales of the psychiatric patients' caregivers (p < 0.001). Practical implications: Mental health nurses should carefully evaluate the perception of loneliness of family caregivers when diagnosing the family and determining needs.

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Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Journal article
Publisher
John Wiley
ISBN/ISSN
00315990
Publication Year
2021
Issue Number
4
Journal Titles
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume Number
57
Start Page
1806
End Page
1811