Quality of life and care burden among family caregivers of people with severe mental illness: mediating effects of self-esteem and psychological distress
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Nov 10, 2022

Quality of life and care burden among family caregivers of people with severe mental illness: mediating effects of self-esteem and psychological distress

Caregivers need care

In this BMC Psychiatry article, you'll learn about:

  • Caring for people with mental illness (PWMI), particularly severe conditions such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder, is an ongoing and challenging process.

  • Interventions that target family caregivers' self-esteem and psychological distress may attenuate the effect from care burden, and further improve their QoL. Care burden was defined as the load that caregivers subjectively perceived (e.g., obstacles involving physical, psychological, social, and financial problems) during caring for their ill relative.

  • Quality of life (QoL) is an important concept that mental health professionals should consider among the caregivers of family members with severe mental illness.

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