The Relationship between Posttraumatic-Growth and Care Burden in Caregivers of Schizophrenia

Gurcuoglu M. B., DURMAZ H.

JOURNAL OF LOSS & TRAUMA, vol.28, no.1, pp.74-91, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15325024.2022.2108201
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF LOSS & TRAUMA
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Psycinfo, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-91
  • Keywords: Care burden, schizophrenia, posttraumatic growth, FAMILY, RELATIVES, STRESS, PREVALENCE, CHILDREN, ILLNESS, MEMBERS
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


vWe assessed the relationship between the posttraumatic growth of caregivers of patients with schizophrenia and their care burden. The sample was determined using a "sample calculation formula from groups with a definite universe," and the study included 146 caregivers. Sociodemographic Data Form, Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), and Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) were used in the research. The mean PTGI score of the caregivers was 65.23 +/- 16.90, while the mean ZBI score was 52.68 +/- 13.72. It can be stated that the caregivers of patients with schizophrenia have a moderate care burden, but their posttraumatic growth is above a moderate level. As the posttraumatic growth of caregivers increases, the values of mental stress and disruption of private life, mental strain and restriction, and deterioration in social relations decrease.