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Vol. 10, Special Issue 4 (2021)

The unrecognized burden of stress on family caregivers of dependent elderly

Author(s):
Parul Kalia and Sarita Saini
Abstract:
Family caregivers have played an important role in our society for granting care to the aged. They are playing crucial in our care system by providing a significant quantity of health and long-term care for the aged person, chronically ill, disabled. The act of care-giving is not an easy task and can become more tedious when one is caring for a family member who is solely depending on the primary caregiver for everything. This situation could be the reason for many challenges which can affect the quality of life of the primary caregivers. The present research has made an attempt to assess the burden of stress among the family caregivers who were primarily responsible for care of dependent elderly. The sample included 60 families of primary caregivers who were taking care of the dependent elderly in their family from the Ludhiana city. The Zarit Burden Interview developed by Zarit et al. (1980) was used to measure the burden of stress on caregivers.
Pages: 444-447  |  387 Views  81 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Parul Kalia and Sarita Saini. The unrecognized burden of stress on family caregivers of dependent elderly. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 444-447.

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