Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 7

Perceived Burden Among Caregivers of Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Neha Shorey, Raman Kalia* and Silvia Parihar

Principal, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura, Roopnagar, India

*Corresponding Author: Raman Kalia, Principal, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura, Roopnagar, India.

Received: May 20, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022


Background: Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the present time across the world including India. Caregivers are essential for the patients' recovery in day-care, inpatient, or in critically ill setup because they communicate well with the patient and treating them, understand the patients 'feelings, and motivate the patients in their struggle to survive critical illness.

Objectives: To assess the perceived burden among the caregiver, To assess the perceived social support among the caregivers. 3. To find out the association between the perceived burden and perceived social support among caregivers.

Material and Methods: The study was conducted to assess the perceived burden and perceived social support among caregivers of patients receiving chemotherapy at selected hospitals in Punjab. A quantitative approach and non-experimental design was used to assess the burden and social support among caregivers of patients receiving chemotherapy by using the Zarit burden scale and Multidimensional scale of perceived social support.

Results: The burden of care as experienced by the caregivers was reported as majority of the subjects 91(91%) had mild burden and 09(09%) subjects reported no burden. Most subjects 87(87%) received moderate social support and 13(13%) subjects received higher support. The result signifies that there is association between perceived burden and perceived social support among caregivers (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: The study concluded that caregivers of the patients had varying degree of burden while caring for their patient where as the social support observed was from moderate to high degree.

Keywords: Perceived Caregiver Burden; Perceived Social Support; Chemotherapy


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Citation: Raman Kalia., et al. “Perceived Burden Among Caregivers of Patients Receiving Chemotherapy". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.7 (2022): 12-20.


Copyright: © 2022 Raman Kalia., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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