The Relationship Between the Burden of Caregiving and Loneliness in Primary Caregivers of Patıents with Schizophrenia
Received Date: Nov 06, 2017 / Accepted Date: Mar 20, 2018 / Published Date: Mar 23, 2018
Objective: This study aims to determine the relationship between the burden of caregiving, and loneliness in primary caregivers of patients with schizophrenia.
Method: The study was conducted at the Community Mental Health Center of a university hospital. The sample of the study was found to be 58 primary caregivers. The data were collected using an introductory information form that was prepared by the researchers to inquire about socio-demographic characteristics. The Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale and UCLA Loneliness Scale.
Results and Discussion: Participants’ burden of care and loneliness scores are higher than average. Due to the burden of care, women, marriages, literate and mothers have formed a risk group? There is a weak correlation between the burden of care and loneliness in the direction of the results obtained from study, and the burden of the caregivers has reached the result that they feel more alone.
Conclusion: There is a weak correlation between the burden of care and loneliness in the direction of the results obtained without the work, and the burden of the caregivers has reached the result that they feel more alone.
Keywords: Primary caregivers; Patients; Schizophrenia
Citation: Lok N, Kerime B (2018) The Relationship Between the Burden of Caregiving and Loneliness in Primary Caregivers of Patıents with Schizophrenia. J Depress Anxiety 7: 309. Doi: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000309
Copyright: © 2018 Lok, 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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