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ISSN: 2167-1044

Journal of Depression and Anxiety

  • Research Article   
  • J Depress Anxiety 2018, Vol 7(2): 309
  • DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000309

The Relationship Between the Burden of Caregiving and Loneliness in Primary Caregivers of Patıents with Schizophrenia

Neslihan Lok1* and Kerime B2
1Department of Health Sciences and Psychiatric Nursing, Selçuk University, Turkey
2Department of Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing, Akdeniz University, Turkey
*Corresponding Author : Neslihan Lok, Department of Health Sciences and Psychiatric Nursing, Selçuk University, Turkey, Tel: +903322410041, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 06, 2017 / Accepted Date: Mar 20, 2018 / Published Date: Mar 23, 2018

Abstract

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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