Impact of perceived stress on resilience of the caregivers attending to Alzheimer’s patients
Mandava Hemalatha and Dr. Nasreen Banu
Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be a heart-wrenching experience for both the person diagnosed and the caregiver. As the disease progresses, it will be harder for the caregiver and stress increases. The caregivers need to develop resilience to lead their life pleased. The present study was used to know the impact of perceived stress on resilience of caregivers attending to Alzheimer’s patients. Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) which was developed by Kathryn M. Connor and Jonathan R.T. Davidson (2003) was used to measure resilience and checklist was used to measure perceived stress of caregivers. The study was conducted in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Total 60 members were selected by purposive sampling method. Results revealed that there was no significant impact of perceived stress on resilience of the caregiver. It was found that there was no significant relationship between caregiver general demographic profile and caregiver resilience except religion. It was also found that there was no significant relationship between patient general demographic profile and resilience of the caregiver except occupation. Hence it can be concluded from the present study that resilience was an individual trait which was not affected by the external stimulus.
How to cite this article:
Mandava Hemalatha, Dr. Nasreen Banu. Impact of perceived stress on resilience of the caregivers attending to Alzheimer’s patients. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):532-535.