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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(6):934-940.
Depression and Anxiety of Caregivers of Stroke Patient.
Kim, Hye Won , Ko, Young Jin , Lee, Be Na
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
뇌졸중 환자 보호자의 우울과 불안
김혜원, 고영진, 이베나
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

To evaluate the depression and anxiety level of caregivers of stroke patient

according to the severity and duration of disability and family type.

The subjects were 38 caregivers of stroke patient, 39 mothers of cerebral palsy patient and 20 caregivers with nondisabled admission patient in general ward (control). The subjects completed Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Ego strength scale and Family Adaption and Cohesion Evaluation Scales. The data were statistically alalyzed.

The caregivers of stroke patient showed significantly higher level of BDI and state anxiety inventory (p<0.01) than control group, but there were no significant difference in the trait-anxiety inventry. There were no significant differences in the BDI and State- Ttrait Anxiety inventory according to the severity and duration of disability and family type. There were no significant difference in the BDI and State-Ttrait Anxiety inventory between caregivers of stroke patient and mothers of cerebral palsy patient.

It is necessary to consider depression and anxiety in caregivers with stroke patient and support their psychologic aspect for the comprehensive rehabilitation.

Key Words: Stroke, Caregivers, Depression, Anxiety


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