Psycho social intervention - An effective strategy in improving the family system strengths among the caregivers of stroke survivors

M. Hemamalini, A. Judie

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The presence of a serious and chronic illness in one family member usually has a profound impact on the family system, especially on its role structure and the family functions. Families play an important supportive role during the course of a client's convalescence or rehabilitation. Most caregivers of stroke survivors find themselves in a stressful situation. Research has shown that taking care of stroke survivors creates burdens for caregivers and decreases their levels of well being. To evaluate the effect of psycho social intervention on family system strengths among the care givers of stroke survivors. The study designed involved true experimental pretest and posttest design. The study was conducted in Kattankulathur Block, Tamilnadu. The study included 240 caregivers of stroke survivors. The experimental group received psychosocial interventions such as individual counseling and enrollment in self-help groups,. After 3 months, there was significant difference in the family system strengths between the experimental group and control group at t = 37.58 and p value of 0.001. The present study concluded that family coping intervention programme is an effective nursing intervention recommended for the caregivers of stroke survivors to strengthen the family system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • Caregivers
  • Family coping Intervention
  • Family system strengths
  • Individual Counseling
  • Self-help groups
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery

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