Family burden effect on the ability in taking care of schizophrenia patient

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Abstract

The existence of schizophrenia affects family systems and the ability to care. The study aimed to determine the relationship between family burden and the familial ability to treat schizophrenic patients. The design used was descriptive analysis with a cross-sectional approach. The population consisted of the family of schizophrenic patients in Menur Mental Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia. In total, 21 respondents were obtained through consecutive sampling. The independent variable was the family burden and the dependent variable was the ability of the family to care for schizophrenic patients. The data was collected using a questionnaire and the results were analyzed using the Spearman Rho correlation test. The results showed that burden has a moderate relationship with the family ability (p = 0.008) (r = 0.656). The subjective burden was greater than the objective one. A lower burden felt by the family will improve their caring abilities. The families should be able to manage their existing and objective goals so then they can treat schizophrenia patients well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2654-2659
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Objective burden
  • Schizophrenia
  • Subjective burden

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