Volume : VIII, Issue : IV, April - 2019

Burden and Coping Strategies of caregivers of Schizophrenic patients.

Ms. Jain Babu

Abstract :

Schizophrenia is a one of the major mental disorders characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. Even with available treatments most people with Schizophrenia continue to experience symptoms throughout their lives. This will create profound burden in the lives of their family members. The aim of the study was to assess the care burden and coping among significant care givers of patients with schizophrenia. The subjects of study consist of 100 caregivers of schizophrenic patients. Purposive sampling method was used. The burden among care givers were assessed using Burden Assessment Schedule (BAS) and coping strategies using validated checklist for coping strategies. Majority of care givers experiencing moderate level (51%) of burden in cå the patient. Coping strategies used by caregivers emphasizing activities related to religion, emotionally focused, acceptance as mostly used coping strategies by caregivers. There is a significant association ( p value –.02483) between the care giver burden and their age.

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BURDEN AND COPING STRATEGIES OF CAREGIVERS OF SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENTS., Ms. Jain Babu PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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