PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS, BURNOUT AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

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Fatima Naeem
Samia Arif
Ayesha Asghar
Zahid Mahmood

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Objective: To explore the relationship between psychosocial stressors, burnout and mental mealth problems in caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.

Methodology: Cross sectional research design was used in the current research. The sample comprised of 93 mothers of children with cerebral palsy selected from 3 institutes of special education in Lahore, through purposive sampling strategy. They were given demographic proforma, psychosocial stressors scale, caregiver burnout scale and depression & anxiety stress scale (DASS-21).

Results: There was positive relationship between psycosocial stressors i.e. lack of self-regulation (p <.001), lack of social support (p <.034), burnout i.e. withdrawal (p <.007), somatic problems (p <.001), reactivity (p <.012) were found to be a significant positive predictor of depression, stress and anxiety in mothers of children with cerebral palsy.

Conclusion: There was a positive relationship between lack of self-regulation, lack of social support, withdrawal, somatic problems, reactivity and depression, stress & anxiety in mothers of children with cerebral palsy.

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Naeem F, Arif S, Asghar A, Mahmood Z. PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS, BURNOUT AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 28 [cited 2021 Sep. 25];32(4). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2281
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Fatima Naeem, Institute of Clinical Psychoology

Institute of Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor