Burden on the families of patients with schizophrenia: Results of the BIOMED I study

L. Magliano, G. Fadden, M. Madianos, José M Caldas-de-Almeida, T. Held, M. Guarneri, C. Marasco, P. Tosini, M. Maj

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

233 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The burden, the coping strategies and the social network of a sample of 236 relatives of patients with schizophrenia, living in five European countries, were explored by well-validated assessment instruments. In all centres, relatives experienced higher levels of burden when they had poor coping resources and reduced social support. Relatives in Mediterranean centres, who reported lower levels of social support, were more resigned, and more often used spiritual help as a coping strategy. These data indicate that family burden and coping strategies can be influenced by cultural factors, and suggest that family interventions should have also a social focus, aiming to increase the family social network and to reduce stigma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-412
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Burden on the families of patients with schizophrenia: Results of the BIOMED I study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this