Advanced

Caring Situation, Health, Self-efficacy, and Stress in Young Informal Carers of Family and Friends with Mental Illness in Sweden.

Ali, Lilas; Krevers, Barbro and Skärsäter, Ingela LU (2015) In Issues in Mental Health Nursing 36(6). p.407-415
Abstract
This study compared the caring situation, health, self-efficacy, and stress of young (16-25) informal carers (YICs) supporting a family member with mental illness with that of YICs supporting a friend. A sample of 225 carers, assigned to a family group (n = 97) or a friend group (n = 128) completed the questionnaire. It was found that the family group experiences a lower level of support and friends experienced a lower positive value of caring. No other differences in health, general self-efficacy and stress were found. YICs endure different social situations, which is why further study of the needs of YICs, especially those supporting friends, is urgently needed.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
volume
36
issue
6
pages
407 - 415
publisher
Taylor & Francis
external identifiers
  • pmid:26241566
  • wos:000361335200004
  • scopus:84938903484
ISSN
1096-4673
DOI
10.3109/01612840.2014.1002644
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
c54afd68-2f16-49ad-b4a8-0d613c8253e3 (old id 7844737)
alternative location
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26241566?dopt=Abstract
date added to LUP
2015-09-05 13:36:55
date last changed
2017-01-01 03:52:49
@article{c54afd68-2f16-49ad-b4a8-0d613c8253e3,
  abstract     = {This study compared the caring situation, health, self-efficacy, and stress of young (16-25) informal carers (YICs) supporting a family member with mental illness with that of YICs supporting a friend. A sample of 225 carers, assigned to a family group (n = 97) or a friend group (n = 128) completed the questionnaire. It was found that the family group experiences a lower level of support and friends experienced a lower positive value of caring. No other differences in health, general self-efficacy and stress were found. YICs endure different social situations, which is why further study of the needs of YICs, especially those supporting friends, is urgently needed.},
  author       = {Ali, Lilas and Krevers, Barbro and Skärsäter, Ingela},
  issn         = {1096-4673},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {407--415},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Issues in Mental Health Nursing},
  title        = {Caring Situation, Health, Self-efficacy, and Stress in Young Informal Carers of Family and Friends with Mental Illness in Sweden.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2014.1002644},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2015},
}