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Assessment of the Role Burden and Attitude of Care Givers Towards Post Stroke Rehabilitation in Selected Hospitals, Chennai

Deepa M., G. Nalini

Abstract


Background: Stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is damaged resulting in abnormal function of brain. It is caused by blockage or rupture of an artery in the brain. Stroke is the one of the leading causes of death and disability. Stroke is the third biggest killer in India after heart attack and cancer. An estimated 5.7 million people died from stroke in 2005 and it is projected that these deaths would rise to 6.5 million by 2015. It is estimated that by 2050, 80% stroke cases in the world would occur in low and middle income countries mainly in India and China. Objectives: 1. To assess the role burden of caregivers towards post stroke rehabilitation. 2. To assess the attitude of caregivers towards post stroke rehabilitation. 3. To determine the relationship between the caregivers role burden and the attitude towards post stroke rehabilitation. 4. To find the association between the level of care givers role burden and attitude towards post stroke rehabilitation with the demographic variables. Methodology The research approach was evaluative in nature .Descriptive design was used. The study was conducted among 60 caregivers in the group 35-45 and above years at VHS, Multi- Specialty Hospital, Adyar, Chennai, New Hope Brain & Spine Centre, Killpauk, Chennai, Priyadarshini Clinic, M.K.B.Nagar, Chennai. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select samples in each setting. Interview schedule and caregivers burden scale, five point Likert Scale was used to collect the data. Results. There was a statistically significant negative correlation (r=0.43: p<0.001) between the role burden and attitude of caregivers towards post stroke rehabilitation.

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