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Factors associated with the burden of family caregivers of patients with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

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Title
Factors associated with the burden of family caregivers of patients with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Psychiatry, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1501-1
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Ana Lúcia Rezende Souza, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Daisy de Araújo Vilela, Renata Machado de Assis, Lizete Malagoni de Almeida Cavalcante Oliveira, Mariana Rezende Souza, Douglas José Nogueira, Maria Alves Barbosa

Abstract

Caregivers are responsible for the home care of family members with mental-health disorders often experience changes in their life that can generate stress and burden. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the burden of caregivers of family members with mental disorders. This cross-sectional study was conducted with a non-probability sample of family caregivers, whose patients attended a community services program, the Psychosocial Care Centers, in three cities in the southwest region of Goiás State, Central Brazil. Data collection took place from June 2014 to June 2015. The participants were 281 caregivers who completed a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). Bivariate analyses (t test, analysis of variance, and Pearson correlation) were performed, and variables with values of p < 0.10 and gender were included in a multiple-linear regression model. Values of p < 0.05 were considered significant. The caregivers were mostly female and parents of the patients, were married, with low education, and of low income. The mean ZBI score was 27.66. The factors independently associated with caregivers' burden were depression, being over 60 years of age, receiving no help with caregiving, recent patient crisis, contact days, and having other family members needing care. This study identified factors that deserve the attention of community services and can guide programs, such as family psycho-education groups, which may help to minimize or prevent the effects of burden on family caregivers responsible for patients' home care.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 181 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 21%
Student > Bachelor 24 13%
Student > Postgraduate 21 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 9%
Researcher 15 8%
Other 29 16%
Unknown 37 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 37 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 19%
Psychology 24 13%
Social Sciences 12 7%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Other 21 12%
Unknown 47 26%

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