Coping strategies and styles of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness: a mixed methods analysis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/104862
Title:
Coping strategies and styles of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness: a mixed methods analysis.
Authors:
Kartalova-O'Doherty, Yulia; Doherty, Donna Tedstone
Affiliation:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Citation:
Coping strategies and styles of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness: a mixed methods analysis. 2008, 22 (1):19-28 Scand J Caring Sci
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Journal:
Scandinavian journal of caring sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/104862
DOI:
10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00583.x
PubMed ID:
18269419
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846687/?tool=pubmed
Abstract:
A qualitative exploratory study investigated the experiences and needs of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness in Ireland. The current mixed-methods secondary study used content analysis and statistical procedures to identify and explore the coping strategies emerging from the original interviews. The majority of family carers reported use of active behavioural coping strategies, sometimes combined with active cognitive or avoidance strategies. The percentage of cares reporting use of active cognitive strategies was the lowest among those whose ill relative lived in their home, and the highest among those whose relative lived independently. Participants with identified active cognitive strategies often reported that their relative was employed or in training. Participants who reported use of avoidance strategies were significantly younger than participants who did not report use of such strategies. The lowest percentage of avoidance strategies was among participants whose ill relative lived independently, whereas the highest was among carers whose relative lived in their home. The findings of this study highlight the importance of a contextual approach to studying coping styles and processes. Further research questions and methodological implications are discussed.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER; CARER
Local subject classification:
Ireland; Mental illness
MeSH:
Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Attitude to Health; Avoidance Learning; Caregivers; Cost of Illness; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Family; Female; Home Nursing; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Nursing Methodology Research; Qualitative Research; Questionnaires; Research Design; Self Care; Stress, Psychological
ISSN:
0283-9318

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKartalova-O'Doherty, Yuliaen
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Donna Tedstoneen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-15T11:02:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-15T11:02:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008-03-
dc.identifier.citationCoping strategies and styles of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness: a mixed methods analysis. 2008, 22 (1):19-28 Scand J Caring Scien
dc.identifier.issn0283-9318-
dc.identifier.pmid18269419-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00583.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/104862-
dc.description.abstractA qualitative exploratory study investigated the experiences and needs of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness in Ireland. The current mixed-methods secondary study used content analysis and statistical procedures to identify and explore the coping strategies emerging from the original interviews. The majority of family carers reported use of active behavioural coping strategies, sometimes combined with active cognitive or avoidance strategies. The percentage of cares reporting use of active cognitive strategies was the lowest among those whose ill relative lived in their home, and the highest among those whose relative lived independently. Participants with identified active cognitive strategies often reported that their relative was employed or in training. Participants who reported use of avoidance strategies were significantly younger than participants who did not report use of such strategies. The lowest percentage of avoidance strategies was among participants whose ill relative lived independently, whereas the highest was among carers whose relative lived in their home. The findings of this study highlight the importance of a contextual approach to studying coping styles and processes. Further research questions and methodological implications are discussed.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2846687/?tool=pubmeden
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen
dc.subjectCARERen
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshAvoidance Learning-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshCost of Illness-
dc.subject.meshData Interpretation, Statistical-
dc.subject.meshFamily-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHome Nursing-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshResearch Design-
dc.subject.meshSelf Care-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.subject.otherIrelanden
dc.subject.otherMental illnessen
dc.titleCoping strategies and styles of family carers of persons with enduring mental illness: a mixed methods analysis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Research Board (HRB)en
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of caring sciencesen

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