What is related to the well-being of the siblings of patients with schizophrenia: An evaluation within the Lazarus and Folkman's Transactional Stress and Coping Model

2019-05-01
Avcioglu, Muazzez Merve
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray
Soygur, Haldun
Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that strongly affects not only the patients with schizophrenia, but also their families and close relatives. So far, family research on patients with schizophrenia has mainly focused on parents, but has neglected siblings. Aim: This study aims to evaluate the well-being of 103 siblings of patients with schizophrenia within the Lazarus and Folkman's Transactional Coping and Stress Model. Materials: A Sociodemographic Information Form, Subjective Well-being Scale, Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale, Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale, Ways of Coping Scale and Shortened Perceived Parental Rearing Styles Form were administered to the siblings of patients with schizophrenia. Results: The results of this study revealed that well-being was associated with perceived mother overprotection, perceived social support, problem-focused coping and indirect coping. Social support moderated the relationship between burden and well-being as a buffering factor. Conclusion: Therefore, siblings of patients with schizophrenia should be given access to social support and their problem-focused coping strategies should be strengthened. Besides, parents should be supported to provide suitable care for the siblings of patients with schizophrenia.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

Suggestions

The Well-being of siblings of patients with schizophrenia : an evaluation within the transactional stress and coping model
Yüksel, Muazzez Merve; Karancı, Ayşe Nuray; Department of Psychology (2013)
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness which strongly affects not only schizophrenia patients, but also their families and close relatives. So far, family research on patients with schizophrenia has focused on parents, but has neglected siblings.The present study aims to evaluate the well-being of the siblings of patients with schizophrenia within the Lazarus & Folkman’s Transactional Coping and Stress Model. The sample consisted of 103 well siblings of schizophrenia patients. In the present study Socio-...
Living with schizophrenia: Perspectives of Turkish people with schizophrenia from two Patient Associations on how the illness affects their lives
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray; Kumpasoğlu, Güler Beril; Can, Demet; Cakir, Ekin; Karaaslan, Cemrenur; Semerci, Mine; Tuzun, Duygu (2019-03-01)
Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness affecting the social and occupational lives of the sufferers and posing a considerable burden on the patients and their families. Furthermore, negative societal reactions and the internalization of these attitudes exacerbate the difficulties encountered. This study examines the perspectives of Turkish people with schizophrenia on how they view the impact of the illness on their lives, the societal reactions and attitudes to schizophrenia and whether they...
Effective connectivity model differences of emotion regulation in major depressive disorder: dynamic causal modeling analysis
Özaydın, Mustafa; Çakır, Murat Perit; Department of Cognitive Sciences (2021-9)
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mental disorder and one of the most critical and prevalent disorders in the world. Unlike other diseases, the diagnosis of mental disorders does not easily conform to objective tests. Medical experts consider several indicators to be able to distinguish a depressed person from a normal individual, and finding robust markers to aid diagnosis is still an active area of research. The recent proliferation of neuroimaging methods has brought up new opportunities in that regar...
Investigation of schizophrenia related genes and pathways through genome wide association studies
Döm, Hüseyin Alper; Aydın Son, Yeşim; Department of Bioinformatics (2013)
Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that is commonly characterized as deterioration of intellectual process and emotional responses and affects 1% of any given population. SNPs are single nucleotide changes that take place in DNA sequences and establish the major percentage of genomic variations. In this study, our goal was to identify SNPs as genomic markers that are related with schizophrenia and investigate the genes and pathways that are identified through the analysis of SNPs. Genome wide associ...
Social support perceptions of Turkish people with schizophrenia: What helps and what doesn't help
Karancı, Ayşe Nuray; Gök, Ali Can; Borhan, Nilsu (2017-11-01)
Background: Social support is an important facilitator of the quality of life for people with schizophrenia. This study examines what is perceived as helpful and unhelpful support from the members of the natural social networks by 32 Turkish people with schizophrenia.
Citation Formats
M. M. Avcioglu, A. N. Karancı, and H. Soygur, “What is related to the well-being of the siblings of patients with schizophrenia: An evaluation within the Lazarus and Folkman’s Transactional Stress and Coping Model,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, pp. 252–261, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/32469.