International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part I (2016)
Assess the burden among caregivers of patients undergoing hemodialysis in tertiary care hospital, Nellore
N Subhashini, Dr. Arumugam Indira
Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) is a global threat to health in general and for developing countries in particular, because therapy is expensive and life-long, the burden of family caregivers leads to negative consequences not only for themselves but also for patients, other family members and health care system. The present cross sectional descriptive study was conducted with an aim to identify the burden among caregivers of patients undergoing hemodialysis. 100 caregivers selected by using Non probability convenience sampling technique. Modified Zarit Burden Interview was used for assessing burden levels among caregivers. The study findings revealed that, 14% had little burden 67% had mild burden and remains 19% had moderate burden. Caregivers mean burden is 30.41 and standard deviation is 12.065. There was an association between the gender, education, health problems of caregivers, duration of dialysis and level of knowledge which is significant at P<0.05.
How to cite this article:
N Subhashini, Dr. Arumugam Indira. Assess the burden among caregivers of patients undergoing hemodialysis in tertiary care hospital, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(4):559-561.