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| Published: December 25, 2017

Caregiver Burden among Adults Caring For People Living With HIV/AIDS in Mysuru

Dr. Lakshmi Arun

Assistant professor, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Ravikumar M B

Counsellor, ART Centre, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kumarswamy. B. S

Clinical psychologist, Deportment of Psychiatry, Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.081/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.081

ABSTRACT

National Aids Control Organization (NACO) annual report 2016-17, as per the India HIV Estimation 2015 report, adult (15-49 years) HIV prevalence in India was estimated at 0.26% in 2015. In 2015, adult HIV prevalence was estimated at 0.30% among males and at 0.22 % among females.  The number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India was estimated at 21.17 Lakhs in 2015 compared with 22.26 Lakhs in 2007. They may have a large psychological, physical and social impact on infected individuals and their families.  People living with HIV rely on relatives for emotional support and economic assistance.  Family or caregivers experience enormous physical emotional burden while caring for such relatives.  The present investigation aims at finding out the level of burden and whether gender and domicile has any influence on burden in caregivers.  The sample consists of 80 caregivers (40 male 40 female) they were selected from K R Hospital ART centre, Mysore.  Result reveals that female caregivers experience high burden compare to male caregivers and rural caregivers have high burden compare to urban caregivers. The study discusses the implications for the need of intervention for the caregivers of HIV to improve their mental health.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.081/20170501

10.25215/0501.081

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017