Family caregiving in depression: impact on caregivers' daily life, distress, and help seeking.

@article{Wijngaarden2004FamilyCI,
  title={Family caregiving in depression: impact on caregivers' daily life, distress, and help seeking.},
  author={Bob van Wijngaarden and Aart H. Schene and Maarten W J Koeter},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={211-22}
}
BACKGROUND Attention to caregiving consequences has been mainly restricted to schizophrenia, although studies suggest that relatives of depressed patients also experience considerable distress. These studies, however, were conducted on small samples or with nonvalidated instruments. In our study, the caregiving consequences of 260 spouses and relatives of depressed patients were assessed with a well-validated 31-item questionnaire, the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ). METHODS The… CONTINUE READING

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The IEQ was mailed to spouses and relatives of patients with major depression , dysthymic disorder , or other depressive disorders .
The IEQ was mailed to spouses and relatives of patients with major depression , dysthymic disorder , or other depressive disorders .
The IEQ was mailed to spouses and relatives of patients with major depression , dysthymic disorder , or other depressive disorders .
The IEQ was mailed to spouses and relatives of patients with major depression , dysthymic disorder , or other depressive disorders .
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