Title

Effects on Resilience of Women Family Caregivers of Adults With Serious Mental Illness: The Role of Positive Cognitions

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

12-2009

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Source ISSN

0883-9417

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2008.12.004

Abstract

This study examined the effects of risk and protective factors on resilience in 60 women family members of adults with serious mental illness. Both the risk factors constituting caregiver burden (strain, stigma, client dependence, and family disruption) and protective factors, including eight positive cognitions were found to predict two indicators of resilience: resourcefulness and sense of coherence. The effects of caregiver burden on resourcefulness and sense of coherence were mediated by positive cognitions, lending support to resilience theory and suggesting the need to develop interventions to encourage positive thinking among women caregivers of adults with mental illness.

Comments

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 23, No. 6 (December 2009): 412-422. DOI.

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