Reported family burden of schizophrenia patients in rural China

  title={Reported family burden of schizophrenia patients in rural China},
  author={Yu Yu and Zi-wei Liu and Bing-wei Tang and Mei Ping Zhao and Xi-guang Liu and Shui-Yuan Xiao},
  booktitle={PloS one},
We aim to assess the level of family burden of schizophrenia patients and identify its predicting factors in a rural community sample of China. A sample of 327 primary caregivers was recruited through a one-stage cluster sampling in Ningxiang County of Hunan province, China. Family burden was assessed using the Family Burden Interview Schedule (FBIS) of Pai and Kapur. Our results showed that the mean score of FBIS was 23.62±9.76 (range, 0-48), with over half (52%) caregivers reported their… CONTINUE READING
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