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Caring Situation, Health, Self-efficacy, and Stress in Young Informal Carers of Family and Friends with Mental Illness in Sweden
University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden; Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Health Care Analysis. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden; Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden.
University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden; Swedish Institute Health Science, Sweden; Sahlgrens University Hospital, Sweden; Halmstad University, 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
Abstract [en]

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.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121924DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.1002644ISI: 000361335200004PubMedID: 26241566OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121924DiVA: diva2:860722
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Funding Agencies|Vardal Institute; Swedish Institute for Health Science, Lund, Sweden; Swedish Institute for Health Science, Gothenburg, Sweden; Vinnvard

Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2015-10-13

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