Journal article

A longitudinal study of the health and wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse caregivers of people with psychosis in Australia

Weng Cheong Poon, Lynette Joubert, Carol Harvey

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite Australia being an ethnically diverse country, there are limited longitudinal studies of the health and wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) carers of people with psychosis. An Australian population-based survey found that 22.7% of carers of people with mental disorders were born overseas. AIMS: This study aimed to explore the demographic profile, social connectedness, psychological health, quality of life, grief and caregiving consequences of CALD carers of people with psychosis over 12 months. METHOD: This longitudinal study utilised a prevalence survey design and recruited 52 CALD carers who were born in 24 countries outside Australia. A series of ..

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