Caregiving and illness beliefs in the course of psychotic illness.

  title={Caregiving and illness beliefs in the course of psychotic illness.},
  author={Juliana Onwumere and Elizabeth E. Kuipers and Paul Bebbington and G. Dunn and David C. Fowler and Daniel Freeman and Phillip Watson and Phillipa Garety},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={53 7},
OBJECTIVE Informal caregivers play a central role in patient care, and caregiving can provide positive and negative experiences. Negative caregiving experiences are associated with distress. This study investigates associations between caregiving appraisals in psychosis, distress, and 3 key illness beliefs (consequences, cure-control, and timeline), and whether illness beliefs makes a contribution to the relation between negative caregiving appraisal and distress. METHOD We employed a cross… CONTINUE READING

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