Family Caregiving in Schizophrenia: do Stress, Social Support and Resilience influence Life Satisfaction? - A quantitative study from India

SELWYN STANLEY, Sujeetha Balakrishnan

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Abstract

Family caregivers play a crucial role in providing care and support for people with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. A quantitative design was used to assess caregivers of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia (PWS) in relation to their stress levels, perceived social support, resilience, and life satisfaction. Standardised instruments to assess the manifestation of the key variables were administered to 75 caregivers identified within a clinical setting in south India using survey methodology. Regression analyses reveal that while resilience mediates the influence of stress on life satisfaction, social support did not moderate the effect of stress on resilience.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Early online date28 Apr 2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Family caregiving
  • Caregiving in schizophrenia
  • Caregiver resilience
  • Caregiver stress
  • Caregiver Perceived Social support
  • Caregiver Life satisfaction

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