Barriers to Family Caregivers’ Coping With Patients With Severe Mental Illness in Iran

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622236
Title:
Barriers to Family Caregivers’ Coping With Patients With Severe Mental Illness in Iran
Authors:
Ebrahimi, Hossein; Seyedfatemi, Naeimeh; Namdar Areshtanab, Hossein; Ranjbar, Fatemeh; Thornicroft, Graham; Rahmani, Farnaz ( 0000-0002-1126-8593 ) ; Whitehead, Bill ( 0000-0002-6256-1976 )
Abstract:
The broad spectrum of problems caused by caring for a patient with mental illness imposes a high burden on family caregivers. This can affect how they cope with their mentally ill family members. Identifying caregivers’ experiences of barriers to coping is necessary to develop a program to help them overcome these challenges. This qualitative content analysis study explored barriers impeding family caregivers’ ability to cope with their relatives diagnosed with severe mental illness (defined here as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorders). Sixteen family caregivers were recruited using purposive sampling and interviewed using a semi-structured in-depth interview method. Data were analyzed by a conventional content analytic approach. Findings consisted of four major categories: the patient’s isolation from everyday life, incomplete recovery, lack of support by the mental health care system, and stigmatization. Findings highlight the necessity of providing support for caregivers by the mental health care delivery service system.
Affiliation:
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences; Kings College London; University of Derby
Citation:
Ebrahimi, H. et al (2018) 'Barriers to Family Caregivers’ Coping With Patients With Severe Mental Illness in Ira', Qualitative Health Research, DOI: 10.1177/1049732318758644
Journal:
Qualitative Health Research
Issue Date:
24-Feb-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622236
DOI:
10.1177/1049732318758644
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049732318758644; https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1049732318758644
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
10497323
EISSN:
15527557
Sponsors:
The study was supported by Grant TBZMED·REC.5825 from the deputy of research in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.
Appears in Collections:
School of Nursing and Professional Practice

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dc.contributor.authorEbrahimi, Hosseinen
dc.contributor.authorSeyedfatemi, Naeimehen
dc.contributor.authorNamdar Areshtanab, Hosseinen
dc.contributor.authorRanjbar, Fatemehen
dc.contributor.authorThornicroft, Grahamen
dc.contributor.authorRahmani, Farnazen
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Billen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-06T14:56:09Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-06T14:56:09Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-24-
dc.identifier.citationEbrahimi, H. et al (2018) 'Barriers to Family Caregivers’ Coping With Patients With Severe Mental Illness in Ira', Qualitative Health Research, DOI: 10.1177/1049732318758644en
dc.identifier.issn10497323-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1049732318758644-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622236-
dc.description.abstractThe broad spectrum of problems caused by caring for a patient with mental illness imposes a high burden on family caregivers. This can affect how they cope with their mentally ill family members. Identifying caregivers’ experiences of barriers to coping is necessary to develop a program to help them overcome these challenges. This qualitative content analysis study explored barriers impeding family caregivers’ ability to cope with their relatives diagnosed with severe mental illness (defined here as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorders). Sixteen family caregivers were recruited using purposive sampling and interviewed using a semi-structured in-depth interview method. Data were analyzed by a conventional content analytic approach. Findings consisted of four major categories: the patient’s isolation from everyday life, incomplete recovery, lack of support by the mental health care system, and stigmatization. Findings highlight the necessity of providing support for caregivers by the mental health care delivery service system.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was supported by Grant TBZMED·REC.5825 from the deputy of research in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1049732318758644en
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F1049732318758644en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Qualitative Health Researchen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectCopingen
dc.subjectFamily caregiversen
dc.subjectSevere mental disorderen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectContent analysisen
dc.subjectIranen
dc.titleBarriers to Family Caregivers’ Coping With Patients With Severe Mental Illness in Iranen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn15527557-
dc.contributor.departmentTabriz University of Medical Sciencesen
dc.contributor.departmentKings College Londonen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Health Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran-
dc.contributor.institutionNursing Care Research Center. Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran-
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Center of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran-
dc.contributor.institutionKing’s College London, London, United Kingdom-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Derby, Derby, United Kingdom-
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran-
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