Impact of self-efficacy on resilience of caregivers attending to Alzheimer’s patients
Author(s): Mandava Hemalatha, Dr. Nasreen Banu and Dr. P Sreedevi
Abstract: A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be a heart-wrenching experience for both the person diagnosed and the caregiver. Trying to convince the person with AD was a challenge and frustrating for the caregiver. The present study was conducted in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad by using Ex-post facto research design. Total 60 caregivers and 60patients were selected by purposive sampling method. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) was used for the present study which was developed by Kathryn M. Connor and Jonathan R.T. Davidson as a means of assessing resilience and self-prepared self-efficacy checklist was used to assess self-efficacy of caregivers. Results revealed that there was a significant impact of self-efficacy on resilience of caregivers attending to Alzheimer’s patients.