Abstract— Comparison of Quality of Life of Care Giver of Chronic Psychiatric and Chronic Medical Patients. Chronically ill patients need assistance or supervision in their daily activities often placing a major burden on caregivers, placing them at a great risk of mental and physical problems and an impaired quality of life. An observational analytical study conducted in year 2013 in SMS Medical College, Jaipur aiming to compare the quality of life (QOL) of caregivers of patients with chronic psychiatric disorders with that of chronic medical illnesses. WHO-QOL BREF was used to assess quality of life in both the groups. It was observed that quality of life of caregivers of chronic psychiatric illness were significantly (p<0.05)poorer than quality of life of caregivers of chronic medical illness and that too more in Psychosocial domain followed by social, environmental and physical domain.
Keywords—Care Givers, Quality of Life, Psychiatric illness, Chronic Medical Illness
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