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05.02.2024 | original article

COVID-19-related anxiety and obsession levels in stroke patients and family caregivers and their effects on caregiver burden

verfasst von: Yelda Soluk Özdemir, MD, Prof. Nurdan Paker, MD, Nazlı Şişmanoğlu Ataç, MD, Assoc.Prof. Derya Buğdaycı, MD, Prof. Kadriye Öneş, MD

Erschienen in: neuropsychiatrie

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Summary

Purpose

The aim of this study is to describe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related dysfunctional anxiety and thinking in patients with stroke and caregivers who are family members and their effects on caregiver burden.

Methods

This cross-sectional study included 79 stroke patients and their primary caregivers who were hospitalised in a tertiary rehabilitation hospital. Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) and Obsession with COVID-19 Scale (OCS) were used to assess the levels of COVID-19-related dysfunctional anxiety and obsession of the patients and their caregivers. Caregiver burden was assessed via the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI).

Results

In the patients with stroke, COVID-19-related anxiety and COVID-19-related obsession rates were 13.9% (n = 11) and 7.6% (n = 6), respectively, while 17.7% (n = 14) of caregiver family members had COVID-19-related anxiety and 11.4% (n = 9) had COVID-19-related obsession. The CAS score of caregivers showed a significant positive correlation with the CAS and OCS scores of patients (p = 0.000, r = 0.423; p = 0.007, r = 0.300, respectively). The OCS score of caregivers showed a significant positive correlation with the OCS scores of the patients (p = 0.000, r = 0.476). The mean ZBI score of caregiver family members was 31.9 ± 13.5. A significant positive correlation was observed between the caregiver’s OCS and CAS scores and ZBI scores (p = 0.002, r = −0.349; p = 0.004, r = 0.323, respectively).

Conclusion

In this study, a significant relationship between caregiver burden and COVID-19-related anxiety and obsession in the caregivers of stroke patients was identified. Therefore, caregivers of stroke patients should not be forgotten during pandemics and should receive physical and psychological support.
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Metadaten
Titel
COVID-19-related anxiety and obsession levels in stroke patients and family caregivers and their effects on caregiver burden
verfasst von
Yelda Soluk Özdemir, MD
Prof. Nurdan Paker, MD
Nazlı Şişmanoğlu Ataç, MD
Assoc.Prof. Derya Buğdaycı, MD
Prof. Kadriye Öneş, MD
Publikationsdatum
05.02.2024
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
neuropsychiatrie
Print ISSN: 0948-6259
Elektronische ISSN: 2194-1327
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40211-024-00490-7