The relationship between care burden and quality of life in caregivers of hemodialysis patients

Jafari, H. and Ebrahimi, A. and Aghaei, A. and Khatony, A. (2018) The relationship between care burden and quality of life in caregivers of hemodialysis patients. BMC nephrology, 19 (1). p. 321.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Caregivers of hemodialysis patients endure a significant caring pressure as a result of caring for patients with chronic illness, which can affect their quality of life. Disruptions in the quality of life of these caregivers impose double pressure on them and disrupt the care process. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the level of care burden and its relationship with quality of life of caregivers of hemodialysis patients. METHODS: In this descriptive-analytical study, 246 caregivers of hemodialysis patients were enrolled by census method, so that, all patients and caregivers who attended the study environment at morning, evening and night participated in the study. The study tool was a three-part questionnaire, which included personal information, Novak & Guest Care burden Questionnaire, and WHOQOL-BREF Quality of Life Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive, statistical and inferential tests. RESULTS: In total, 37.4 of caregivers were experiencing high and very high levels of care burden and 42.7 of them were experiencing a moderate level of care burden. The mean and standard deviation of the quality of life of caregivers was 76.27 ± 13.67 out of 130. There was a significant and negative correlation between the total scores of care burden and quality of life (r = - 0. 436, P < 0.001). The factors influencing care burden included variables such as; level of patient's caring capability, the patient's incidence of other chronic diseases, and the age of the caregiver. So that, in case of reduced patient's capability in self-care, the patient's incidence of other chronic diseases, and the increased age of the caregiver, the level of care burden on the caregivers would be increased. CONCLUSIONS: The caregivers of hemodialysis patients endure high level of care burden and this pressure has a negative effect on their quality of life. Therefore, it is recommended to pay more attention to the needs of caregivers and provide adequate social, economic, physical and psychological support for them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burden Family caregiver Hemodialysis Quality of life adult aged caregiver cost of illness cross-sectional study female human male middle aged psychology questionnaire Caregivers Cross-Sectional Studies Humans Renal Dialysis Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 03:34
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 03:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17343

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