The burden in providing caregiving service to mentally illed patients in Ponorogo

Sugeng Mashudi, Ah Yusuf, Rika Subarniati Triyoga, Kusnanto, Muhammad Suhron

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Introduction: The provision of caregiving to patients with a mental illness are under the burden of continuous and difficult processes. Some factors are responsible for this burden and the determination of these factors will help to address it. The objective of this study is to investigate the caregiver burden of patients with mental illness in Ponorogo. Method: Sixty-seven caregivers of patients with mental illness in Paringan village were included in the study. Socio-demographic data, level of knowledge about mental disorders and caregivers burden were measured and observed. Results: The socio-demographic variables show the average age of the respondents to be 50.0597, 57% of caregivers are women, as much as 100% caregiver Javanese, 37% of the caregivers are farmers, and 54% of these caregivers only have elementary school education. Total caregiver burden shows a mean of 23.28 (SD = 9.224). Findings on the level of burden of these caregivers revealed that 18 respondents were on the light burden level, the intermediate burden level had 4 respondents, while the level that did not experience any burden had 45 respondents. Caregiver burden was positively correlated with the age of caregivers (p = 0.000), employment of caregivers (p = 0.001), and level of education (p = 0.000). Recommendation: Since these caregivers who care for people with mental disorders showed a higher financial burden compared with other types of caregiver burden, these findings suggest that a model of nursing intervention is needed to prevent the occurrence of a community-based caregiver load increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1074
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • Caregivers burden
  • Mental illness
  • Nursing
  • Paringan village


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