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Title: Taking care of teenagers, taking care of me: Profiling parental caregiving burden and activity restriction in a sample of Australian parents
Contributor(s): Bhullar, Navjot  (author)orcid ; Rickwood, Debra (author); Carter, Tegan (author); Haridas, Serena (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/inm.12285
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Abstract: The current study extends the Activity Restriction Model of Depressed Affect by exploring the relationship between parental caregiving burden, activity restriction, and depressive symptoms. It investigated the mediating role of restriction in three types of activities (daily routine, personal control, and social) in the relationship between parental caregiving burden and carer depression. Respondents (n = 203, Mean age = 45.45 years, standard deviation = 7.81, females = 84.7%) were parent carers of a young person with mental illness and based in Australia. They completed a set of measures assessing caregiving burden, participation in daily routine, personal control and social activities, and depressive symptoms. A multiple mediation analysis revealed that restriction of daily routine, personal control, and social activities indirectly mediated the relationship between parental caregiving burden and parent carers' symptoms of depression. A latent profile analysis suggested an optimal three-profile solution. As predicted, profile membership distinguished parent carers on depressive symptoms ranging from normal to severe levels based on participation in the specific activities. Our results suggest a typology of parent carers perceiving differential levels of caregiving burden and activity restriction. Strategies addressing these specific areas provide preventative and promotion measures to optimize carer mental health and well-being.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(6), p. 593-601
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-0349
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170113 Social and Community Psychology
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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