CAREGIVER BURDEN AS DEPICTED BY FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Noreth Muller-Kluits, Ilze Slabbert

Abstract


A significant number of people live with some or other form of impairment. These people often need someone to take care of them, the practice being known as caregiving. It is usually family members who assume the role of caregiver and they often experience the caregiver burden. The goal of this study was to explore and describe the caregiver burden as experienced by family caregivers of persons with physical disabilities. A qualitative study of an explorative descriptive nature was undertaken. Seven themes were identified regarding the caregiver burden, and relevant conclusions were drawn and recommendations made

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/54-4-676

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