Helping aging parents of adult children with serious mental illness

Allan V. Kaufman, Forrest Scogin, Gordon MacNeil, James Leeper, Joshua Wimberly

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This manuscript reports the results of a study that pilot-tested a home-delivered, multidimensional problem-solving intervention aimed at helping aging parental caregivers of adult children with schizophrenia. The results indicate that the participants (N = 5) who received the 10-session intervention showed increased life satisfaction and emotional well-being and reduced feelings of burden compared with those participants in the control group (N = 10). If a planned larger-scale evaluation of the intervention provides evidence of its effectiveness, practitioners could have a valuable newtreatment tool to provide assistance to this caregiver population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-459
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010


  • Adults with schizophrenia
  • Aging parental caregivers
  • Multidimensional intervention


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