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Psychological distress and subjective burden of caregivers of people with mental illness: the role of affiliate stigma and face concern

This study examined the internalization of stigma among carers of people with severe mental health problems experiencing stigma. One hundred and eight Chinese caregivers in Hong Kong were surveyed. Affiliate stigma was found to serve as a partial mediator between face concern and caregiver distress and a full mediator between face concern and subjective burden. Cultural linkage of stigma and caregiver outcomes was identified, suggesting that researchers and practitioners should use a culturally sensitive approach to understand caregivers’ experience and alleviate their stigma.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10