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Support for young informal carers of persons with mental illness: a mixed-method study
University of Gothenburg.
University West, Trollhättan.
Linköping University.
Gothenburg University.
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2013 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 34, no 8, p. 611-618Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore how young (16-25 year old) informal carers of a person with a mental illness experience and use support. In a mixed method approach, we interviewed 12 young carers, and 241 completed a self-administered questionnaire. While the young carers strive to maintain control, their main support seems to be others in their lives, who often define the situation differently. The carers said web-support, counseling, and group counseling might be helpful, yet very few had any professional support. Young carers are greatly in need of support and it should be provided.

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New York: Informa Healthcare, 2013. Vol. 34, no 8, p. 611-618
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24192DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2013.791736ISI: 000209366600007PubMedID: 23909673Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84881411649OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-24192DiVA, id: diva2:680390
Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved

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