Depression, anxiety, stress levels, and coping styles of caregivers of patients with left ventricular assist device


Atila N. , Özşaker E.

Perspectives In Psychiatric Care, vol.4, pp.1, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.13076
  • Title of Journal : Perspectives In Psychiatric Care
  • Page Numbers: pp.1

Abstract

Purpose

To determine the depression, anxiety, stress (DAS) levels, and coping styles of caregivers of patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

Design and Methods

The sample of the study consisted of 74 caregivers of patients with LVAD. Data were collected using Individual Data Form, DASS 21, and Coping Styles Scale.

Findings

Depression was found in 67.6%, anxiety in 45.9%, and stress in 50% of the caregivers of patients with LVAD. A significant relationship was found between the sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers, some variables related to the patient and the care process, and coping styles with stress, and DAS levels of caregivers.

Practice Implications

Considering the variables that may affect the DAS levels of the LVAD caregivers will improve the expected results from the LVAD.