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| Published: August 30, 2017

Association between Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Family Burden among Caregivers of Patients with Epilepsy

Dr. M. Senthil

Psychiatric Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.070/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.070

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The present study was an attempt to assess the relationship between Socio-demographic characteristics and family burden of the caregivers of patients with epilepsy. This study was conducted at the Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi. It was a cross sectional study and purposive sampling was used. The present study was conducted among 60 caregivers of patients with epilepsy, those who were willing to participate and those who have satisfied with inclusion and exclusion criteria have been included in the study. The socio demographic data sheet had been used for collecting socio demographic details and family burden interview schedule were applied on the caregivers of patients with epilepsy. The data obtained was analyzed statistically. The current study result found that patient education significantly negatively correlated with financial burden. And patient occupation negatively correlated with disruption of family interaction.  Regarding the correlation of caregivers of patient with epilepsy the study shows that education of caregivers of patient with epilepsy negatively correlated with disruption of routine family activities and disruption of family leisure. And also occupation of caregivers of patient with epilepsy negatively correlated with disruption of family leisure and effect on physical health of others. The study highlights the need for family interventional programs to address the specific issues related to family burden of caregivers of patients with epilepsy.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.070/20170404

10.25215/0404.070

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017