Arch Neuropsychiatr 2016; 53: 96-101 • DOI: 10.5152/npa.2015.9963
Burden on Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia and Related Factors Esra YAZICI1, Ümit KARABULUT2, Mustafa YILDIZ3, Sinem BASKAN TEKEŞ2, Eda İNAN2, Uğur ÇAKIR4, Şükriye BOŞGELMEZ2, Celaleddin TURGUT3 Department of Psychiatry, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey Clinic of Psychiatry, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey 3 Department of Psychiatry, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey 4 Department of Psychiatry, Abant İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey 1 2
ABSTRACT Introduction: Caregivers of patients with schizophrenia are under the burden of continuous and difficult processes. Determination of the factors related to caregiver burden in schizophrenia may help find strategies to decrease the burden. This study aimed at investigating the factors associated with caregiver burden among relatives of patients with schizophrenia.
the number of hospitalizations of the patient (p