Social support needs of family caregivers of psychiatric patients from three age groups.

@article{Norbeck1991SocialSN,
  title={Social support needs of family caregivers of psychiatric patients from three age groups.},
  author={Jane S Norbeck and L Chaftez and H Skodol-Wilson and Sandra Jarva Weiss},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={1991},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={208-13}
}
Sixty family caregivers of child, adult, and elderly psychiatric patients were interviewed to determine their unique and common support needs. Content analysis of interview data was used to identify support categories and their properties. Support needs expressed by caregivers paralleled the general types of support described in the social support literature (emotional, feedback, informational, and instrumental); however, for many categories under each general type the specific meaning of the… CONTINUE READING