Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, SAĞLIK BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey
Approval Date: 2017
Thesis Language: Turkish
Student: Nur Dinçer Genç
Supervisor: SELÇUK KIRLIAbstract:
This present study aims to investigate the relationship between personality traits and burden of caregivers of persons with psychotic disorders. Forty nine patient with psychotic disorder and their caregivers from Outpatient Psychosis Clinic of Uludağ University Medical Faculty Mental Health Hospital, participated in the study. Zarit Burden Interview was used to assess burden of caregivers of patients with psychotic disorder and Adjective Check List (ACL) was used to assess personality traits of caregivers. In addition the effect of demographic variables such as age, gender, social economic status on caregiver burden were investigated. Results showed that suicide attempts, low level of social economic status increases burden level of caregivers. Also if the patient never hospitalized, this situation also increases burden level of caregivers. In terms of personality traits caregivers revealed highest scores on abasement, self-control, deference, order and nurturance subscales of Adjective Check List.