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Comparison of burden among family members of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a large acute psychiatric hospital in China

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Title
Comparison of burden among family members of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a large acute psychiatric hospital in China
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BMC Psychiatry, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0962-y
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Yanling Zhou, Robert Rosenheck, Somaia Mohamed, Yufen Ou, Yuping Ning, Hongbo He

Abstract

The difference of burden between caregivers of acute patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has not been well studied in China, a culture where family responsibility has a very high value. Our aim is to compare family burden in these two categories diagnosis and to identify predictors of family burden in a large psychiatric hospital in China. Two hundred forty-three schizophrenic patients and 200 bipolar patients were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Patients were independently evaluated on symptoms, insight, attitudes toward medication, quality of life during the first week of their admissions. The prime caregiver for each patient was also evaluated with a standard measure of family burden within 1 week of patients' admission. Caregiver perceptions of violent behavior and suicidal risk among patients with bipolar disorder were significantly greater than among families of those with schizophrenia. Hierarchical regression analyses demonstrated differential correlates of burden for all predictive factors with R(2) values ranging from 0.14 to 0.27 in the five burden factors in schizophrenia families; and from 0.12 to 0.24 in bipolar disorder families. Symptoms severity explained the greatest proportion of variance, whereas patient and caregiver demographic variables explained much less variance. Family burden, especially the caregiver perceptions of violent and suicidal behaviors were greater in care givers of acute bipolar disorder patients than among caregivers of schizophrenia patients in the present sample. However, in families of patients with both disorders clinical features were the strongest predictor of caregiver burden.

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Unknown 101 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Postgraduate 13 13%
Researcher 11 11%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 22 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 25 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 14%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 25 25%

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