Relationship of Burden with Characteristic Sociodemographic Caregiver in Schizophrenic patients

Duma Melva Ratnawati, M Surya Husada, Bahagia Loebis


Caregiver of person with schizophrenia  experience high levels of burden. For caregivers, burden negatively affects caregiver,s physical, emotional and economic status. The objective of the present study is to make relationship of family caregiver burden with characteristic sociodemographic (age, gender, education level, employment, marital status, economic status and kinship status) caregiver in schizophrenic patients. A total of 118 caregivers of patients ( 34 men and 84 women) with schizophrenic attending the outpatient in pempropsu mental health hospital, using a sociodemographic data collection sheet in the Zarith Burden Interview (ZBI). There are significant differences related age (p = 0,032), sex (p = 0,005),  kindship status (p = 0,028) and economic status (p = 0,038) with family caregiver burden. Significant value P < 0,05. There are not significant difference related employment (p = 0,565), education (p=0,211) and marital status ( p= 0,766) with family caregivers burden.

Keywords: burden, caregiver, schizophrenia

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