Exploration Of Caregiver Stress In Treating Individu With Schizoprenia (Iws), A Qualitative Study
Background: IWS care by caregivers takes a long and long time. Chronic schizophrenia patients, frequent relapses, varied clinical manifestations, the patient's condition is difficult to communicate, unable to take care of themselves and likes to tantrum, causing caregivers to experience stress. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore stress, the causes of stress, the efforts made by health services and caregivers in dealing with stress and health problems experienced by caregivers while treating IWS. Method: This research is a qualitative type, collecting data using structured in-depth interviews on 20 IWS caregivers aged 44 to 67 years and analyzed using thematic analysis. Five health cadres and five nurses. Results: The analysis identified five main themes. 1). Caregivers have differences in understanding stress, 2). The causes of caregiver stress consist of predisposing and precipitation factors, 3). Signs and symptoms of caregiver stress include cognitive, affective, behavioral, social and physiological, 4). Sources of coping with caregiver stress and 5). Caregiver stress coping mechanisms. Caregivers express their ignorance in dealing with IWS recurrence and want attention for caregivers while treating IWS. Caregivers need help and support from others for the stress they are experiencing. Finally, the need for support to cope with stress becomes a central theme, caregivers feel more comfortable talking to someone with similar experience or knowledge about their situation. Conclusion: The findings in this study reinforce that nursing therapy and further management are needed to overcome caregiver stress in treating IWS.
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