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dc.contributor.authorWasley, David
dc.contributor.authorEden, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T13:30:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T13:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-19
dc.identifier.citationWasley, D. & Eden, S. (2018) 'Predicting psychological distress of informal carers of individuals with major depression or bipolar disorder', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing,27 (1) pp. 358 - 367en_US
dc.identifier.issn1445-8330
dc.identifier.issn1447-0349 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8453
dc.descriptionThis article was published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing on 19 March 2017 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12329en_US
dc.description.abstractCaring for someone with a mental illness is associated with high levels of burden and psychological distress. Understanding these factors could be important to prevent the development of physical and mental health problems in carers. The purpose of the present study was to determine the contribution of coping styles and social support in predicting the psychological distress reported by informal carers (IC) of individuals with major depression or bipolar disorder. IC (n = 72) of adults with a diagnosed depressive illness were recruited from mental health organizations within the community setting. Carers completed the General Health Questionnaire, Brief COPE, and Social Support Questionnaire. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that 63% of the variance in psychological distress could be accounted for by adaptive and maladaptive coping styles and perceived quantity and satisfaction with social support. Satisfaction with social support (b = 0.508, P < 0.001) and maladaptive coping (b = 0.369; P < 0.001) were significant predictors of psychological distress. These findings suggest that interventions should consider coping styles, specifically the interaction between maladaptive behaviours and enhancement of quality of support, to assist carers to manage psychological distress, especially earlier in the caring role.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing;
dc.subjectcareren_US
dc.subjectcoping behaviouren_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectsocial supporten_US
dc.titlePredicting psychological distress of informal carers of individuals with major depression or bipolar disorderen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12329
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-02-06
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/under-embargo-all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-03-19
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-03-19
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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