Burden of Stroke Caregivers : Evidence from a Qualitative Study in Sarawak, Malaysia

Md Mizanur, Rahman and Norliza, Suut and Zabidah, Putit and Mohamad Taha, Arif and Asri, Said and Mohd Raili, Suhaili and Mohd Fadzillah, Abd Razak and Florence, Bakon and Zainab, Tambi and Ling, How Kee (2018) Burden of Stroke Caregivers : Evidence from a Qualitative Study in Sarawak, Malaysia. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 17 (4). pp. 593-599. ISSN 2076-0299

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Background: Stroke survivors experience long-term physical, psychosocial and cognitive impairment that are formidable challenges to caregivers because caring for stroke survivors needs explicit knowledge and caregivers have to endure the stressfulness as a result of caring. In addition, little is known about perceived benefits of the stroke care giving experience. Objectives: This study was aimed to determine the caregivers’ burden and challenges as reported by caregivers of stroke survivors. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving 18 stroke caregivers. The data were collected from November 2015 to June 2016 at a conveniently selected community rehabilitation centre in Kuching, Sarawak. Results: The qualitative data analysis revealed that the burden was aggravated by financial problems, multiple responsibilities hold by the caregivers, behavioural changes of the stroke survivors and lack of social support during care giving. Conclusion: This study highlighted the experiences by the caregivers in caring for the stroke survivors that focused on the different needs of the caregivers. Understanding these experiences may help the service providers to provide better support and resources for caregivers in caring for stroke survivors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burden; Caregivers; Qualitative; Stroke; unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 05:46
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2021 23:41
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/21645

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