Factors of Importance for the Subjective and Objective Burden of Informal Caregivers to Patients With Functional Psychoses - a Descriptive and Comparative Study
The objective is to find determinants for the subjective and objective burden of informal caregivers to patients who are requiring continued antipsychotic treatment for functional psychoses among factors related to the patient, the health care and support provision system and the informal caregiver him/her-self.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Factors of Importance for the Subjective and Objective Burden of Informal Caregivers to Patients With Functional Psychoses - a Descriptive and Comparative Study|
|Study Start Date:||March 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2009|
Patients having the following diagnoses are eligible for inclusion into the study: schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, affective psychosis with mood incongruent delusions, psychotic disorder not otherwise specified or patients being actively psychotic.
Closest relative(s) /informal caregiver(s)
The study also comprises a descriptive part with the aim:
- To describe clinical characteristics, symptoms, and functioning in the patient group.
- To describe patient resource use in terms of support from the health care and social care sector.
- To describe the socio-economic situation, the general and psychological health, and the coping ability of the informal caregivers.
|Study Director:||Eva Dencker Vansvik||AstraZeneca, MC, Sweden|
|Principal Investigator:||Lena Flyckt||Danderyds Hospital, Stockholm|