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| Published: March 25, 2018

A Study to Assess the Level of Caregivers’ Burden and Associate with the Socio Demographic Factors of Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia- A Cross Sectional Study

Dr. Sunanda Govinder Thimmajja ,

M.Sc(N), PhD, RN; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Belagavi Road, Dharwad 580008, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Eilean Victoria Lazarus Rathinasamy ,

M.Sc(N), PhD, RN; Assistant Professor, Department of Adult &Critical care, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanat of Oman 123 Google Scholar More about the auther

Mrs. Ashwini. R ,

M.Sc Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Belagavi Road, Dharwad 580008, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. Savita S.V

Principal, SJM college of Nursing, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.084/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.084

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Background: Schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating psychiatric disorders worldwide. Caring for patients with schizophrenia is a significant burden on the families and caregivers. The role of the patients’ families is dominant in the treatment process. Hence, the related problems are experienced more in the family environment, which affects their daily life.   Aim: To find out the level of caregivers’ burden and associate with the socio-demographic factors of caregivers of patients with schizophrenia. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study, by convenience sample of 175 primary family caregivers was taken from selected Psychiatric Hospital at Dharwad, Karnataka. Tools included a socio-demographic information sheet and the Burden assessment schedule for assess the level of care givers burden. Results: The results reveals that majority 108(61.7%), caregivers had high level of burden and 67(38.3%) had average level of burden and associated with socio-demographic variable of caregivers, the findings depicts that all selected socio-demographic variable are associated with level of caregiver burden. Conclusions: The findings highlighted the importance of sense of social-demographic characteristics of caregivers’ and their hardiness is in individual towards to coping to burden. Special attention needs to focus on therapeutic interventions that enhance sense of coping towards burden, individually and, thereby decreases the level of burden of care and effective family functioning.
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Eilean Victoria Lazarus Rathinasamy @ amogh_aniketh@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.084/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.084

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018

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