Volume : VI, Issue : VIII, August - 2017

TO STUDY THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VIDEO ASSISTED TRAINING PROGRAM IN EARLY DETECTION AND PREVENTION OF COMPARTMENT SYNDROME

Shibi D, Junior Sunderesh

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 Background: Family members play a major role in providing care giving assistance to patients with mentally illness and while providing care they may experience considerable amount of distress and may have a poor quality of life, if they are unable to cope with the stress associated with the process of care giving. Aim of the study: This study was carried out with the aim to assess the family burden among care givers of patients with mental illness. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted at the ‘Cadabams group of psycho-social rehabilitation centers in Gulkamale village near Bangalore’. It was a cross sectional hospital based study and simple random sampling techniques were used. Descriptive research design was adopted. The sample comprised of 50 Caregivers patients with mental illness. The following tools were used for the current study: Socio-demographic data sheet and Burden Assessment schedule (Thara, Padmavati, Kumar & Srinivasn -1998). Result: The results shows that majority of the caregivers age groups between 31 - 40 years (40%), half of the respondent (50%) were male and half (50%) were female, Nearly half (i.e.) 46% of the respondents were parents of the patients with mental illness, majority of the caregiver (88%) of the respondents were married, more than three-fourth (i.e.) 78% of the respondents were Hindu, more than three-fourth (i.e.) 76.0% of the respondents were living in urban area, Majority were studied up to Undergraduate (60%), majority 66% of caregivers were doing business. And also this study found that 50% of caregivers of patients with mental disorders were experiencing severe burden, 20% were experiencing moderate burden, and 30% were experiencing mild burden. Conclusion: This study findings indicates that caregivers of patients with mental disorders experiencing enormous burden and they need to be given proper attention and psychosocial intervention to reduce their burden and increase their quality of life. 

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Sabik, Dr.M.Senthil, FAMILY BURDEN AMONG CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-6, ISSUE-8, AUGUST-2017


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