A study on burden among caregivers of stroke patients in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan

Abdul Hadi, Azwanis (2015) A study on burden among caregivers of stroke patients in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Objective This study was carried out to determine the level of burden among caregivers of stroke patients attending Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kelantan and to evaluate the possible risk factors associated those with burden. Methodology A total of 116 caregivers of stroke patients were interviewed. The participants were recruited from the Klinik Rawatan Keluarga in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. Caregivers were assessed for the level of burden using the Zarit Burden Interview. Results The mean burden score among the caregivers was 25.42 (SD 6.45). The minimum burden score is 11 and the maximum score is 49. This study significantly found that caregivers who look after bedbound patients have higher level of burden. While caregiver burden is lower with higher household income and among caregivers who have secondary or tertiary education level. Conclusion Factors that affect caregiver’s burden such as the condition of the patient, caregiver’s education level and household income should be taken into account in the evaluation of caregivers’ of stroke patients.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke patient
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Hadi Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 06:59
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 05:25
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/39763

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