Caring Situation, Health, Self-efficacy, and Stress in Young Informal Carers of Family and Friends with Mental Illness in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 36, no 6, 407-415 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
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TAYLOR and FRANCIS INC , 2015. Vol. 36, no 6, 407-415 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121924DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.1002644ISI: 000361335200004PubMedID: 26241566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121924DiVA: diva2:860722
Funding Agencies|Vardal Institute; Swedish Institute for Health Science, Lund, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Health Science, Gothenburg, Sweden; Vinnvard2015-10-132015-10-122015-10-13