Role Strain and Coping among Caregivers
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3804-3812
AbstractBackground: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an emerging global public health problem. The disease is a component of a new epidemic of chronic conditions that replaced malnutrition and infection as the leading cause of mortality during the 21st century. A growing number of patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) rely on non – professional health care providers, such as family and friends, to manage their long term condition throughout the trajectory of CRF. This informal caregivers and experience stress, depression, lack of confidence and poor quality of life. Yet, the needs of caregivers are often neglected and under prioritized.
Objectives: - To assess the role strain and coping among caregivers of patients with chronic renal failure and find out the association of coping among caregivers of patients with socio-demographic variables
Method: - Quantitative research approach and descriptive research design was adopted. 100 caregivers were selected by Non – probability purposive sampling technique, who met the inclusion criteria. Self – structured socio-demographic proforma was used to collect socio-demographic data and self-structured rating scale for assessment of role strain and coping among caregivers.
Results: The findings show showed that the majority of the study sample 64% having moderate coping, others 20% of study sample having poor coping and 16% of the study sample having good coping. The study also revealed that role strain and coping was statistically tested ( p=0.005) is statistically significant. The present study highlights the role of strain and coping among caregivers of patients with chronic renal failure.
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