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Need of support for significant others to persons with borderline personality disorder: A Swedish focus groupstudy
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV). Nyckeln Competence Center, Kalmar County Hospital, Kalmar, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4592-2987
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV). Malmö University, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0077-9061
Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society (HS), Department of Care Science (VV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9300-6422
Department of Health and Caring Science, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
2024 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 240-248Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Being a significant other (SO) to a person with borderline personalitydisorder (BPD) affect their health. High incidence of substance use disorder, posttraumaticstress disorder, stress, fear, anxiety, depression, family burden and griefare common. Some specific therapies for BPD, have included support to SOs, howeverresources are scarce and to participate in the support it assumes that the personwith BPD is included in these therapies. Although the SO support has been shown tobe helpful, they all have a similar structure, and only a small exclusive group of SOshave access to the support.

Aim: The aim was to describe experiences and need of support for significant othersto persons with borderline personality disorder from the perspective of themselvesand of health care workers.

Methods: Data was collected via two focus groups. One with five SOs to personswith BPD, one with five health care workers. Two interview sessions in each groupwere conducted and data were analysed with qualitative content analysis. The studywas approved by the research ethics committee of Lund (2016–1026).

Results: The results revealed four themes; not being seen by health care professionalscreates hopelessness, being seen by healthcare professionals creates trust, experienceof support - helpful or shameful and the step from loosely structured supportto a structured support group. Both groups expressed a need for further support as acomplement to already existing support.

Conclusions: The need of support is extensive. The results suggest a professionalcoordinator intended for SOs and peer support groups not linked to a particular psychiatrictreatment yet offering support in a structured way. Further studies examiningthese complements to existing support, is therefore recommended.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2024. Vol. 38, no 1, p. 240-248
Keywords [en]
borderline personality disorder, family, focus group interviews, relatives, support
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63180DOI: 10.1111/scs.13221ISI: 001085098200001PubMedID: 37846882Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85174242640OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-63180DiVA, id: diva2:1805627
Available from: 2023-10-17 Created: 2023-10-17 Last updated: 2024-04-11Bibliographically approved

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