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  1. Rungreangkulkij, S. and Chafetz, L. and Chesla, C. and Gilliss, C., Psychological morbidity of Thai families of a person with schizophrenia., International journal of nursing studies, vol. 39 no. 1 (January, 2002), pp. 35-50, ISSN 0020-7489
    (last updated on 2011/01/30)

    The paper presents data on families of a person with schizophrenia in rural Thailand, using the resiliency model of family stress, adjustment, and adaptation. The aim is to assess the impact of family factors on psychological morbidity of the mothers and relatives of a person with schizophrenia. One hundred and eight Thai families were interviewed based on family assessment instruments. Multiple regression analysis was performed. The findings suggest that in a stable stage of illness, other stresses of family life may have stronger impact on psychological status of family members, than the illness. Implications for clinical nurses and researchers are presented.

    Adolescent • Adult • Aged • Aged, 80 and over • Caregivers • Cultural Characteristics • Family Relations • Female • Home Nursing • Humans • Male • Middle Aged • Models, Psychological • Psychiatric Nursing • Quality of Life • Rural Health • Schizophrenia • Stress, Psychological • Thailand • nursing* • psychology • psychology*