Assessing The Levels Of Burden And Coping Strategies Experienced By Caregivers Of Persons With Schizophrenia

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Abstract
This paper critically appraised a descriptive quantitative study conducted by researchers Tan, Yeoh, Choo, Huang, Hong Ong, Ismail, Ang and Chan that was published in 2012. According to the researchers, the purpose of the article was to examine the levels of burden and the coping strategies experienced by caregivers of persons with schizophrenia in the community. It aims to provide mental healthcare professionals with more information about caregiver stressors and to recommend more effective community resources and support. Researchers accomplished this by the use of appropriate statistical techniques and evaluation of the study findings that included implications for nursing, generalizations, and suggestions for further studies. In the critical appraisal of the article, the sections presented were examined for appropriateness of the methods used and were determined valuable to the field of nursing.

Critical Appraisal: Burden and Coping Strategies Experienced by Caregivers of Persons with Schizophrenia in the Community
This paper presents a critical appraisal of a journal article titled “Burden and Coping Strategies Experienced by Caregivers of Persons with Schizophrenia in the Community” conducted by nursing researchers Tan, Yeoh, Choo, Huang, Hong Ong, Ismail, Ang and Chan in 2012. The purpose was to explore the levels of burden and different coping strategies used by the caregivers of persons with schizophrenia. In selecting this quantitative research…
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