Volume : III, Issue : III, March - 2014

Family Burden in Substance Use Disorders

Dr Pratibha Gehlawat, Dr Priti Singh, Dr Virender Kumar Gehlawat

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Aim: Assessment of burden in caregivers is important in long–term management of these patients. The present study aims to assess family burden in caregivers of patients of Substance use disorders. Method: 50 consecutive key relatives of patients of Substance use disorder attending De–addiction OPD at Pt BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak comprised the study sample. A specially designed proforma was used to take the sociodemographic profile of the patients and caregivers. The family burden was assessed on the Interview Schedule developed by Pai and Kapur. Results: It was found that maximum number of caregivers included the spouses i.e., wives (80%) in the study group. Both subjective and objective perceived burden was perceived as moderate to severe by the caregivers with maximum burden in the area of financial burden and disruption of family routine. Conclusion: Substance dependent subjects cause considerable amount of distress to their caregivers.

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Dr Pratibha Gehlawat, Dr Priti Singh, Dr Virender Kumar Gehlawat Family Burden in Substance Use Disorders International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.III, Issue.III March 2014


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