Factors associated with worst quality of life assessment among family caregivers of users from Psychosocial Care Centers

Luciane Prado Kantorski Vanda Maria da Rosa Jardim Carlos Alberto dos Santos Treichel Christian Loret de Mola Poliana Farias Alves Roberta Zaffalon Ferreira Michele Mandagará de Oliveira About the authors

Abstract

Introduction

The identification of the factors associated with a worse assessment of the quality of life among family caregivers in mental health can be an important strategy for establishing follow-up and support actions to the subjects.

Objective

This study aims to identify the factors associated with worse assessment of quality of life among 1242 family caregivers of users from 40 Psychosocial Care Centers located in southern Brazil.

Methods

We used a logistic regression analysis based in a hierarchical theoretical model to calculate the adjusted odds ratios.

Results

Factors associated with worse assessment of quality of life were: education; access the Psychosocial Care Center; effectiveness of Psychosocial Care Center; Psychosocial Care Center support in cases of burden; share of care activities; health problem; family relationship and feeling of burden.

Conclusion

Considering the range of issues related to service that were associated with the outcome, this study highlight the prospect that the Psychosocial Care Centers play an important role in the lives of family caregivers, significantly influencing their quality of life.

Keywords:
quality of life; caregivers; mental health; community mental health services

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