Quality of Life of Caregivers of Stroke Patients

Nikmatul Fadilah, Minarti Minarti, Asnani Asnani

Abstract

Disability of stroke patients causes caregivers stressful. Caregivers and/or families should adapt to effective coping strategies to achieve excellent quality of life (QoL). The purpose of the research was to describe QoL of caregivers. This study used observational with cross sectional approach. The sample was 170 caregivers in working area of Puskesmas (Primary Health Cares) in Surabaya covers ​​East of Perak, South of Krembangan, Sidotopo, Peneleh, Dupak and Gundih districs. The sample was recruited using multi-stage sampling. The variable was QoL of caregiver. The instrument was WHO QoL-Bref (modified). Data analysis was using descriptive analysis. The results showed that QoL of caregiver were almost excellent on psychological health (96.5%), most excellent on social (62.9%) and environment (60%) relationship, and the lowest excellent category on physical health (56.5%).Stroke patients who experience physical barriers will make them need more help in daily activities that make exhaustion for caregiver. Psychological health achieved highest excellence showing that family is able to manage its emotion resulting in a positive self-concept and satisfaction with their ability to care stroke patients. The implementation of health nursing community through caregiver, as well as public health efforts with multi-disciplinary and cross-sector interventions are expected to improve QoL of caregivers.

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Fadilah N., Minarti M. and Asnani A. (2017). Quality of Life of Caregivers of Stroke Patients.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH, ISBN 978-989-758-338-4, pages 85-90. DOI: 10.5220/0007509600850090


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isoph17,
author={Nikmatul Fadilah and Minarti Minarti and Asnani Asnani},
title={Quality of Life of Caregivers of Stroke Patients},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,},
year={2017},
pages={85-90},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007509600850090},
isbn={978-989-758-338-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,
TI - Quality of Life of Caregivers of Stroke Patients
SN - 978-989-758-338-4
AU - Fadilah N.
AU - Minarti M.
AU - Asnani A.
PY - 2017
SP - 85
EP - 90
DO - 10.5220/0007509600850090