Burden of Caregiving on Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors in the Western Region.

ABSTRACT

Background: A stroke is a life-changing event that leaves the stroke survivors with varying degrees of disability requiring a lot of assistance from their informal caregivers who require substantial amounts of uncompensated time and energy to carry out their activities of daily living over a prolonged duration of time. The informal caregivers are therefore exposed to physical, psychological, social, and financial problems, commonly reported as a burden which affects their quality of life and may further compromise the stroke survivor’s recovery.

Objectives: This study sought to give a deeper understanding of the burden of caregiving on informal caregivers of stroke survivors and the possible factors that contribute to the burden.

Method: This facility-based cross-sectional study involved 118 pairs of stroke survivors and their informal caregivers over a 2 month period. Structured questionnaires were used to obtain quantitative data on socio-demographic and background characteristics, caregiver burden, and level of disability while focus group discussion was used to obtain qualitative data. Descriptive analysis was done for socio-demographic data whiles Chisquare and logistic regression were used for inferential analysis at a significance level of p

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APA

OKAI, R (2021). Burden of Caregiving on Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors in the Western Region.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/burden-of-caregiving-on-informal-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-in-the-western-region

MLA 8th

OKAI, RHODALINE "Burden of Caregiving on Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors in the Western Region." Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/burden-of-caregiving-on-informal-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-in-the-western-region. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

OKAI, RHODALINE . "Burden of Caregiving on Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors in the Western Region.". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/burden-of-caregiving-on-informal-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-in-the-western-region >.

Chicago

OKAI, RHODALINE . "Burden of Caregiving on Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors in the Western Region." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/burden-of-caregiving-on-informal-caregivers-of-stroke-survivors-in-the-western-region