Journal article

Prevalence and predictive factors of strain among caregivers of people with disability: results from R-Care community survey, Kerala, India

Saju Madavanakadu, Nathan John Grills, Lorane Scaria, Anuja Maria Benny, Lynette Joubert

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Caregivers of people with disability experience difficulties in a variety of care domains. Understanding the predictive factors of caregiver strain is important in developing and implementing evidence-based intervention to reduce the difficulties experienced by the carers. METHODS: The current study is a cross sectional comprehensive one-phase survey conducted in randomly selected sub-districts (taluks) of the Ernakulam district in Kerala. Primary caregivers (n = 851) for persons with different kinds of disability were identified with the help of ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activities) from the selected geographical locations and were interviewed in a house-to-house survey after..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. Authors thank CHAI-The Catholic Health Association of India for their support through the sister Mary Glowrey Scholars Programme for the study.