The perceived family burden scale: measurement and validation.

  title={The perceived family burden scale: measurement and validation.},
  author={Joanna Levene and William J. Lancee and Mary V Seeman},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={22 2},
Findings in family burden research suggest that, in families with a mentally ill relative, patterns of family interaction develop in response to the onset of major mental illness and result from the burden experienced by family members in coping with illness. The present study focused on instrument development and validation of the Perceived Family Burden Scale (PFBS), a measure of those patient behaviors associated with schizophrenia and the impact of these behaviors on relatives. The PFBS was… CONTINUE READING