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Stressors and common mental disorder in informal carers–An analysis of the English Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007

Stansfeld, S, Smuk, M, Onwumere, J, Clark, C, Pike, C, McManus, S, Harris, Jenny and Bebbington, P (2014) Stressors and common mental disorder in informal carers–An analysis of the English Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 Social Science & Medicine, 120. pp. 190-198.

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Abstract

This study investigates potential explanations of the association between caring and common mental disorder, using the English Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007. We examined whether carers are more exposed to other stressors additional to caring–such as domestic violence and debt–and if so whether this explains their elevated rates of mental disorder. We analysed differences between carers and non-carers in common mental disorders (CMD), suicidal thoughts, suicidal attempts, recent stressors, social support, and social participation. We used multivariate models to investigate whether differences between carers and non-carers in identifiable stressors and supports explained the association between caring and CMD, as measured by the revised Clinical Interview Schedule. The prevalence of CMD (OR= 1.64 95% CI 1.37–1.97), suicidal thoughts in the last week (OR …

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Stansfeld, S
Smuk, M
Onwumere, J
Clark, C
Pike, C
McManus, S
Harris, Jennyjen.harris@surrey.ac.uk
Bebbington, P
Date : 1 November 2014
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2014 Elsevier.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 06 Mar 2018 10:19
Last Modified : 19 Jun 2018 12:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845947

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