Title of article :
Aggression and trauma experiences among carer-relatives
of people with psychosis
Carmel M. Loughland، نويسنده , , Gali Lawrence ?
Joanne Allen، نويسنده , , Mick Hunter، نويسنده , , Terry J. Lewin ?
Nico E. Oud، نويسنده , , Vaughan J. Carr، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Background Exposure to aggression and associated psychological
outcomes are poorly characterised among carerrelatives
of people with psychosis.
Method Carer-relatives (N = 106) completed questionnaires
assessing socio-demographics and perceived
prevalence of aggression in their caring role in the last
12 months. Carers exposed to moderate–severe levels of
aggression were re-approached to assess PTSD and coping
Results Most respondents (77.4%) reported experiencing
moderate–severe levels of aggression. Increased contact
with (M = 15.12 vs. M = 6.71 days per month), and significantly
higher ratings of affective, antisocial, negative
and psychotic symptomology in affected relatives were
associated with experiences of moderate–severe aggression.
Approximately half of the moderate–severe respondents
reported potentially significant levels of PTSD (52%,
N = 34), which was associated with greater exposure to
verbal aggression and increased usage of coping strategies.
Conclusions Comparable ratios of physical to non-physical
aggression to those reported by professional carers
working in acute psychiatric treatment settings were
reported. Carer-relatives require greater levels of information
and support to assist them in their community
Schizophrenia Family caregivers Domestic violence Aggression PTSD Coping
Journal title :
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (SPPE)