Hope and psychological resilience in primary caregivers of patients with a chronic mental illness followed in a community mental health center


Erkuş Ş., Babacan Gümüş A.

ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.50, pp.87-93, 2024 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apnu.2024.03.010
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-93
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine hope and psychological resilience in primary caregivers of patients with a chronic mental illness. Design and methods: The descriptive study was conducted on 297 caregivers in community mental health centers in Turkey. Data were collected using the Introductory Information Form, Dispositional Hope Scale and the Resilience Scale for Adults. Findings: Hope and psychological resilience of primary caregivers of patients with a chronic mental illness were moderate. To sociodemographic and caregiver characteristics; caregivers who are over 40 years old, lost his/her spouse, low education level, housewife or retired, unemployed, who evaluated their incomes low, mother, living in the same house with the patient, caring for ten years or more, caring for another patient and not getting help in care had lower hope and resilience levels. Compared to patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, caregivers of patients with schizophrenia had lower hope and psychological resilience levels. Conclusions: Primary caregivers of patients with a chronic mental illness should be supported in terms of hope and psychological resilience.