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Support for young informal carers of persons with mental illness: a mixed-method study.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University.
Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, University West, Trollhättan.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Health Care Analysis. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University.
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2013 (English)In: Issues in mental health nursing, ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 34, no 8, 611-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore how young (16-25 year old) informal carers of a person with a mental illness experience and use support. In a mixed method approach, we interviewed 12 young carers, and 241 completed a self-administered questionnaire. While the young carers strive to maintain control, their main support seems to be others in their lives, who often define the situation differently. The carers said web-support, counseling, and group counseling might be helpful, yet very few had any professional support. Young carers are greatly in need of support and it should be provided.

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Informa Healthcare, 2013. Vol. 34, no 8, 611-8 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104316DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.791736PubMedID: 23909673OAI: diva2:696678
Available from: 2014-02-14 Created: 2014-02-14 Last updated: 2014-02-14

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