International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Effectiveness of family psychoeducation interventions regarding caregivers burden among primary caregivers of psychiatric clients admitted at selected tertiary care hospital, Coimbatore
Dr. M Baskaran, Dr. G. Raghuthaman, Dr. A Jayasudha and Santhosh Kumar K
Introduction: Family caregivers play a main role in providing care and assistance to mentally ill individuals and their families. The influence of stressors on family members caring for an ill individual in the family has been mentioned as caregivers burden. Chronic mental illness has a distressing effect on the patient as well as his or her family members.
Methods: The Pre experimental study was undertaken among management of care giver burden among primary caregivers. Purposive sampling technique was used and data was collected using demographic, Clinical variables & Zarit caregiver burden scale. The information was entered into Excel sheet and examined through IBM SPSS Statistics 24.
Results: The result of the study reveals that pretest mean score of level of care giver burden among caregivers of psychiatric clients was 70.9 ± 15.35and the post-test mean score was 22.60 ± 6.44. The mean difference score was 48.30. The calculated paired ‘t’ test value of t = 14.89 was found to be statistically significant at p<0.001 level.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there was significant reduction in the level of care giver burden among primary caregivers after administration of family psychoeducation interventions.
Dr. M Baskaran, Dr. G. Raghuthaman, Dr. A Jayasudha, Santhosh Kumar K. Effectiveness of family psychoeducation interventions regarding caregivers burden among primary caregivers of psychiatric clients admitted at selected tertiary care hospital, Coimbatore. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2021;3(2):33-35.