Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Family Caregivers’ Attitude toward Long-Term Care of Elderly with Psychiatric Disorders and Associated Factors

Farideh Bastani 1 , * , Azar Ramezani 1 , Hamideh Azimi Lolati 2 and Hamid Haghani 3
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1 Department of Community Health Nursing and Department of Geriatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, Addiction Institute, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
3 Department of Biostatistics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: March 2017, 11 (1); e6163
  • Published Online: October 15, 2016
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: March 29, 2016
  • Revised: July 2, 2016
  • Accepted: September 23, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.6163

To Cite: Bastani F, Ramezani A, Azimi Lolati H, Haghani H. Family Caregivers’ Attitude toward Long-Term Care of Elderly with Psychiatric Disorders and Associated Factors, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2017 ;11(1):e6163. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.6163.

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1. Introduction
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion and Conclusion
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