Caregiving burden in schizophrenia: Is hospital admission effective in reducing it?

Authors

  • SK Mishra Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS
  • AK Pandey Department of Psychiatry, BPS Government College for Women, Sonepat, Haryana
  • BR Adhikari Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS
  • S Nepal Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i1.21769

Keywords:

Caregiving Burden, Schizophrenia, Nepal

Abstract

Introduction: Caregivers of patients with schizophrenia suffer from significant physical and emotional turmoil. Very less has been done to see if there is some change in their problems once the patient is treated.

Material and Method: 36 caregivers of patients with schizophrenia admitted in the psychiatry ward, BPKIHS were enrolled and assessed using BAS at admission and at discharge.

Results: The number of caregivers suffering from severe burden had gone down from 17(47.2%) to 1(2.8%) at discharge. There was a significant reduction in the mean scores of all domains of burden.

Conclusion: The caregivers suffered from significantly less burden at discharge. However, they need continuous support throughout the treatment period as burden was reduced but not absent.

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol .6(1), 2017, p.29-32

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Author Biographies

SK Mishra, Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

Assistant Professor

AK Pandey, Department of Psychiatry, BPS Government College for Women, Sonepat, Haryana

Professor

BR Adhikari, Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

Professor

S Nepal, Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS

Assistant Professor

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Published

2018-11-20

How to Cite

Mishra, S., Pandey, A., Adhikari, B., & Nepal, S. (2018). Caregiving burden in schizophrenia: Is hospital admission effective in reducing it?. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 6(1), 29–32. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i1.21769

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