The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46--50

Mental health status of caregivers of persons with neurological disability


Pallerla Srikanth, Berigai Parthasarathy Nirmala 
 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Berigai Parthasarathy Nirmala
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India

Introduction: Neurological conditions have a long-term impact on the individual and their family and also affect one's general and mental health. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the psychological morbidity among 50 primary caregivers of persons with a neurological disability and was conducted using a self-reporting questionnaire. Results: Most of them were female (64.0%), and predominantly, the caregiver was mother (50.0%). Most of the caregivers have reported felt nervous, tense, or worried during hospitalization (76.0%); felt unhappy during caregiving (86.0%); and faced difficulty to enjoy daily activities (74.0%). In addition to that, (98.0%) caregiver's have reported that their day to day work suffered, (70.0%) were unable to play a usual part in life. Conclusion: The study would highlight the need for screening the mental health of the caregivers of persons with neurological disabilities.


How to cite this article:
Srikanth P, Nirmala BP. Mental health status of caregivers of persons with neurological disability.J Neurobehav Sci 2022;9:46-50


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Srikanth P, Nirmala BP. Mental health status of caregivers of persons with neurological disability. J Neurobehav Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 30 ];9:46-50
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