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Forms of social support received by family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan African urban settings: an integrative review of literature

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Naamara, W and Twesigye, J and Winstons Muhwezi, W and Chidarikire, S, Forms of social support received by family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan African urban settings: an integrative review of literature, Social Work in Mental Health pp. 1-23. ISSN 1533-2985 (2022) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/15332985.2022.2155501

Abstract

An integrative review was conducted to identify and describe forms of social support received by family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan African urban settings. Sub-Saharan African region comprises of 49 countries and covers the area of the African continent that lies south of the Sahara. A search was performed in data bases of PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and CINAHL, and resulted in a total of 1,155 articles which were screened for inclusion, and 20 articles remained for review. Findings revealed that family caregivers received social support of different forms with emotional social support being the most frequently received. Findings provide essential insights that can be used by mental health practitioners and policy makers for strengthening social support networks for family caregivers in urban settings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:social work, family, caregiver, schizophrenia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Community health care
UTAS Author:Chidarikire, S (Dr Shep Chidarikire)
ID Code:154764
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2023-01-04
Last Modified:2023-01-18
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