Burden and Coping Strategies Among Caregivers of Patient Suffering with Cardiovascular Diseases

Author: Puspanjali Senapati, Rashmipriya Rath, Rashmimala Pradhan, Mamata Swain, Bishnupriya Mohapatra, Bandita Sahoo, Subhasmita Behera International Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing-STM Journals Issn: 2581-7051 Date: 2023-10-20 04:22 Volume: 09 Issue: 02 Keyworde: cardiovascular disease patient, Caregiver burden, and coping strategies Full Text PDF Submit Manuscript Journals


The term burden refers to the emotional and physical strain experienced by caregivers when providing care for a client. This burden is considered a form of agony. Caregivers, usually family members, have various responsibilities such as personal care, financial support, medical assistance, and transportation arrangements. Coping strategies are utilized to manage stress, with effectiveness varying based on the situation and individual preferences. A study aimed to evaluate coping strategies and burden among caregivers of cardiovascular patients.Methodology: In a study conducted at IMS & SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, a descriptive correlational research design was used, purposive sampling was employed to select 200 participants who completed a self-structured socio-demographic questionnaire. The researchers also utilized two standardized scales, the caregiver burden inventory scale and the coping inventory for stressful situations scale, to collect comprehensive data on caregiver burden and coping strategies.Results: The study findings showed a significant positive correlation ( r = 0.456, p < 0.01) between burden and coping strategies, as indicated by Karl Pearson’s correlation coefficient. This suggests that as the burden experienced by caregivers, their utilization of coping strategies also tends to increase. Additionally, the study employed ANOVA and t-tests to examine the differences between burden and coping strategies. Conclusion: The study revealed that a significant number of caregivers in 30-40 age group faced a high burden of care, leading them to employ diverse coping strategies. Counselling can offer emotional support, guidance, and practical advice to caregivers, enabling them to effectively manage challenges and maintain their well-being while caring for cardiovascular patients.

Keyworde: cardiovascular disease patient, Caregiver burden, and coping strategies

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