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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 3)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00001.4

A Study to Compare Caregiver Burden in Psychiatric Illness and Chronic Medical Illness in Selected Hospitals at Ahmedabad

Ms. Bhumiben Joshi H., Ms. Rani Vijaya Nancy*

2nd Year M. Sc Nursing, Mental Health Nursing Department, Shree Anand Institute of Nursing, Ghanteshwar Park, Jamnagar Road, Rajkot-360 006

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pdodiya93@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.


The objective of the study is to compare the caregiver burden in psychiatric illness and chronic medical illness in selected hospitals at Ahmedabad. The sample size was 100 (50 suffering from pychiatric illness and50 suffering from chronic medical illness) were selected for the present study from the Aditya multi specialty hospital and GCS Hospital and research centre at Ahmedabad. The research design adopted was non experimental comparative research design. Caregivers burden was evaluate by using montegomery borgatta burden scale. ttest value was 2.36 (O.B), 3.17 (D.B), 6.65 (S.B). Degree of freedom (n1+n2-2) =98. At 0.05 significant level table value is 1.9845.



Psychiatric illness, Chronic medical illness, caregiver, caregiver burden.


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