Roles and quality of life of caregivers of stroke patients in Bangkok Metropolitan Area

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Pranee Suthisukon
Jiraporn Chompikul
Kriengsak Sueluerm

Abstract

        This qualitative research was conducted to assess the roles and quality of life of caregivers of stroke patients. In-depth interviews were conducted of 6 stroke caregivers living in Siriraj-Banglumpoo, Ramkhamhaeng and Bangbon-Suksawat. The selected caregivers were asked about their responsibilities, knowledge, skills, experience, quality of life, difficulties and any suggestions for caring for stroke patients. Data analysis was performed by content analysis.


        The results showed that caregivers were responsible for earning and supporting their families. Most of them were elders and had some diseases. The qualities of their lives in terms of self-concept seem to be happy, not stress and have a good relationship with their neighbors and friends. Regarding the 83difficulties of caring for stroke patients, caregivers facing a tough situation during the beginning because they had no expertise in physical therapeutic skills. Some patients refused to get services of rehabilitation.


        This study suggested that stroke care programmes in communities should be developed to be suited and covered all areas to assist care takers to take care of stroke patients.

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Suthisukon P, Chompikul J, Sueluerm K. Roles and quality of life of caregivers of stroke patients in Bangkok Metropolitan Area. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];7(3):59-74. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/104510
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Author Biography

Jiraporn Chompikul, ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170

Associate Professor

ASEAN Institute for Health Development,

Mahidol University