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The Association Between Substance Use and the Needs of Patients With Psychiatric Disorder, Levels of Anxiety, and Caregiving Burden

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Cleary, M and Hunt, GE and Matheson, S and Walter, G, The Association Between Substance Use and the Needs of Patients With Psychiatric Disorder, Levels of Anxiety, and Caregiving Burden, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 22, (6) pp. 375-385. ISSN 0883-9417 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Elsevier Inc

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2008.02.001

Abstract

The influence of substance use on patientís needs and caregiving consequences has received insufficient research attention.We sought to determine whether patients with comorbid substance use have higher levels of need, anxiety, depression, and caregiving consequences than those of patients who do not use substances. A total of 520 patients participated, and those who used substances (n = 216) reported higher levels of unmet needs, anxiety, and caregiving consequences than did patients who did not use substances. Carers of patients who used substances also reported higher anxiety and more caregiving consequences.Very few patients were actively involved in treatment programs to reduce their substance use.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:substance misuse, psychiatric disorder, anxiety, caregiving burden
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108422
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-25
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