The relationship of religious coping strategies and family harmony with caregiver burden for family members of patients with stroke


KES D. , AYDIN YILDIRIM T.

BRAIN INJURY, cilt.34, ss.1461-1466, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1810317
  • Dergi Adı: BRAIN INJURY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1461-1466

Özet

Aim Patients with stroke experience various challenges such as motor and cognitive and sensory problems, which can increase the caregiver burden of family members in long-term care. Understanding the factors related to caregiver burden is important to develop strategies to support informal caregivers. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the relationship of religious coping strategies and family harmony to caregiver burden for family members of patients with stroke. Method The sample of this descriptive, cross-sectional study consisted of 181 family caregivers who completed the Religious Coping Scale, Burden Interview Scale, and Family Harmony Scale - Short Form. Multiple linear regression and Pearson's correlation were performed. Results Pearson's correlation analysis indicated a significant positive relationship between caregiver burden and negative religious coping. A significant negative relationship was found of caregiver burden and family harmony with positive religious coping. Multiple regression analysis indicated that family harmony, amount of time spent on caregiving, and negative and positive religious coping were predictors of caregiver burden. Given the significant relationship of caregiver burden and family harmony to positive religious coping, future research should integrate religious coping strategies into multidisciplinary caregiver intervention programs to reduce caregiver burden.