The Relevance of Caregiver Burden, Depressive symptoms and Mental Related Quality of Life in a Stroke Patient's Caregiver

뇌졸중 환자 보호자의 부양부담감 및 우울감과 정신건강관련 삶의 질과의 관련성

  • Kim, Min-jeong (Cheong Ju Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Young-Ran (Department of Radiology, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Jung, Jae-Hun (Department of Occupational therapy, Chungbuk Health Science university) ;
  • Lee, Tae-Yong (Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Chungnam National University School of Medicine)
  • 김민정 (청주의료원) ;
  • 김영란 (원광보건대학교 방사선과) ;
  • 정재훈 (충북보건과학대학교 작업치료과) ;
  • 이태용 (충남대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2017.04.21
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


Objective: This study examined the caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, and mental-related quality of life of 226 caregivers of stroke patients, who had been hospitalized in 7 general hospitals located in Cheongju and Daejeon Metropolitan city. Methods: Data were collected from August 5, 2014 to October 5, 2014 and a structured self-administered questionnaire was used. The results were analyzed using a t-test, ANOVA for different comparisons of the mental related quality of life in the sociodemographic characteristics, care-related characteristics, health-related behavioral characteristics, caregiver burden, and depressive symptoms. Hierarchical multiple regression was conducted to determine the explanatory power of the independent variables on the dependent variables, with the variables showing significant differences in univariate analysis as independent variables. Results: According to the results of hierarchical multiple regression analysis, the relevant factors that influenced the mental-related quality of life were the relationship with a patient, burden by 'care', burden by sacrifice of 'personal life', and depressive symptoms. Conclusion: To enhance health-related quality of life, not only is a systematic complement on such factors needed, but the development and implementation of an intervention program to the caregiver burden and depressive symptoms is also urgently required.


mental related quality of life;caregiver burden;depressive symptoms;Stroke Patient's Caregiver;intervention program


Supported by : 충남대학교


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