Relationship of Quality of Life and Caregiver Burden among Caregivers of Stroke and Kidney Dialysis Patients

Author: Nazia Parveen

Supervisor: Ms. Aasma Yousaf

Degree: BS

Year: 2006-2010

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship of Caregiver Burden and Quality of Life among the caregivers of stroke and hemodialysis patients. To explore these phenomenon 50 caregivers of stroke patient and 50 caregivers of dialysis patients were approached. Their age of the participants was between 18-68 years. Word Health Organization quality of life BREF (WHO QOL BREF) was used to assess Quality of Life .The Zarit Burden interview was used to assess burden of caregivers that they experienced by caring for close one. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to find out relationship between Caregiver Burden and Quality of Life. It was concluded that there was significant negative relationship (÷2 =-.535**) between Quality of Life and Caregiver Burden. Regression analysis was used to make prediction and it was concluded that caregiver burden was negative predictor (B = -.535) of Quality of Life. Furthermore, it was that there was no significant difference in level of burden of care givers of stroke and hemodialysis patients but care givers of stroke patient have more disturbed social relationship.

Keywords: Caregiver, Burden, Quality of Life, Stroke, Kidney, Dialysis.

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