ASSESS THE BURDEN, STRESS AND COPING ABILITIES AMONG CAREGIVERS OF COVID-19 PATIENTS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5553-5560
AbstractBackground: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 Virus will experience mild to Moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The Covid-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it is important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). Aim and Objectives- This study aim and objectives are to assess the burden, stress coping and their level of significance among caregivers of COVID– 19 patients. Methodology- A descriptive study was done on 60 caregivers of COVID-19 patients in selected hospitals at Meerut. The purposive sampling technique was used. Caregivers burden, stress and coping abilities were assessed by using caregivers burden scale (Zarit-22 interview scale), Kingston caregivers stress scale and modified Jake Sims coping scale respectively, Result-The result showed that mean score for burden, stress and coping with SD for caregivers of COVID-19 patients was 47.00±07.008,29.20±4.202 and 46. 28±7.06 and correlation of patient with COVID-19was (0.273) suggesting a negative significant correlation between the burden, stress and coping abilities ‘r’ value was less than table value (0.273) with df 58 at (0.05) level of significance.Conclusion: there was no significant association between level of burden, stress and coping abilities among caregivers of COVID-19 patients and demographic variables. It is inferred that there is moderate to severe level burden, mild stress & good coping abilities is higher among caregivers of COVID-19 patients.
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