A Descriptive Study of Quality of Life of Caregiver in the Family of Schizophrenia Patients
People with Schizophrenia frequently live with their families. Family is required to support schizophrenia patients. However, Family caregivers who take care of patients with schizophrenia tend to have burdens and stigma. Burden among family caregivers had an effect on the decreased quality of life. The purpose of this study was to describe the quality of life among family caregivers of schizophrenia patients. This study was a cross-sectional design. The inclusion criteria of this study were family caregivers with Schizophrenia outpatients in Menur Mental Hospital. The total sample in this study was 160 family caregivers using a simple random sampling technique. We collected the data from June to July 2021. We used the Schizophrenia Care Giver Quality of Life Questionnaire (S-CGQoL) to measure the quality of life among care givers. All data were inputted in SPSS. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the mean, median, frequency, standard deviation, and percentage of variables. Most of the family caregivers had a very good quality of life (41.3%). The sociodemographic showed that most of the participants were female (54.4%), adult (55.0%), had senior high school degrees (51.9%), unemployed (45.6%), and the majority gender of patients was female (47.5%). In addition, all of the participants regularly check-up at Menur Mental Hospital (100.0%). Managing quality of life among family caregivers is required to provide for patient needs and the well-being of family caregivers.
Keywords:Quality of life, Family care giver, Schizophrenia
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