Journal article

Perceived needs of carers of people with psychosis: An Australian longitudinal population-based study of caregivers of people with psychotic disorders

AWC Poon, L Joubert, C Harvey

Health & Social Care in the Community | Wiley - John Wiley & Sons | Published : 2018


© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Studies have documented the perceived needs of carers of people with psychosis but most recruitment has utilised convenience sampling resulting in limited understanding of carers' needs. This longitudinal study was conducted within the second Australian prevalence study of psychosis, aiming to obtain generalisable findings regarding perceived needs of carers of people with psychosis. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 98 carers of people with psychosis recruited in the Australian prevalence study of psychosis. Seventy-eight of the carers were reinterviewed 1 year later to measure changes in their perceived needs. Correlational and paired T tests we..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This publication is based on data (patient-related) collected in the framework of the 2010 Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis. The members of the Survey of High Impact Psychosis Study Group are: V. Morgan (National Project Director), A. Jablensky (Chief Scientific Advisor), A. Waterreus (National Project Co-ordinator), R. Bush, V. Carr, D. Castle, M. Cohen, C. Galletly, C. Harvey, B. Hocking, A. Mackinnon, P. McGorry, J. McGrath, A. Neil, S. Saw, H. Stain. Ethics approvals for the SHIP study were obtained from relevant institutional human research ethics committees. The SHIP study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. This report acknowledges all the effort and hard work by the local site co-ordinators. We thank mental health professionals who participated in the preparation and conduct of the survey and the many Australians with psychotic disorders and their caregivers who gave their time and whose responses form the basis of this publication.