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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-31

Development of interventional protocol for reducing perception of burden of caregivers of depressed patients having risk for suicide

1 Faculty, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262418

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This experimental study attempted to develop an Interventional Protocol for Managing Suicidality to reduce the perception of burden in the caregivers of patients with depression. An Interventional Protocol for Reducing Perception of Burden of Caregivers (IPMS) was developed and the programme was conducted for 30 family caregivers of depressed patients having risk for suicide. Results: half of the caregivers reported ‘Very Severe Burden’ before exposure to IPMS whereas there were no caregivers in this category after exposure to IPMS, meaning thereby that IPMS was definitely effective in bringing down the perception of burden among caregivers. There was significant difference in pre and post intervention perception of burden in caregivers of depressed patients having risk for suicide (p = 0.001). Conclusion: There will be decrease in number of admissions as the caregivers would be able to manage the patients having suicidal tendencies at home after undergoing training such as IPMS.

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