Care-giving by people with psychotic disorders in the second Australian prevalence study of psychosis
Abner Weng Cheong Poon, Laura Hayes, Carol Harvey
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY | WILEY | Published : 2019
Increasing numbers of people living with psychosis are providing care for others, although the associated benefits and impacts are poorly understood. This innovative quantitative study investigated this life role using a population-based framework aiming to compare the mental health and functioning of those providing care to and/or receiving care from others. Care-giving provided by people with psychosis was examined using data from the second Australian prevalence survey of psychosis. This epidemiologically based sample (n = 1,822) was divided into four subgroups based on providing and/or receiving care from others. Independent functioning, cognitive functioning, social functioning, social ..View full abstract
The study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.