EXAMINING STRESS LEVELS AND EMOTIONAL CONTROL AMONG CARERS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS

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Sadia Shahzeb
Dr Faiza Safdar
Bushra Nasim
Amna Bashir

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This study examines the complex dynamics of caregiving among family members of elderly hemodialysis patients, focusing on demographic predictors, coping mechanisms, stress levels, and emotion regulation. Marks (1996) and Pillemer & Suitor (2006) identified various demographic factors influencing the likelihood of becoming family caregivers, while Carter (2003) highlighted the initial challenges and stress faced by caregivers due to lack of preparation and support. Martire et al. (2006) and Soskolne et al. (2007) found correlations between accurate perception of care demands, duration of caregiving, and stress levels. Coping mechanisms, although not formally assessed, appear effective based on indirect observations. Emotion regulation, measured using the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, showed a significant correlation with stress levels, consistent with Lazarus & Folkman's (1984) appraisal theories. Notably, faith emerged as a significant coping factor, particularly among Muslim caregivers, indicating resilience in the face of illness and death. However, the study did not delve into the specific coping mechanisms employed, suggesting avenues for future research. The study concludes with significant correlations found between demographic characteristics, stress, and emotion regulation.

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Sadia Shahzeb, Dr Faiza Safdar, Bushra Nasim, & Amna Bashir. (2024). EXAMINING STRESS LEVELS AND EMOTIONAL CONTROL AMONG CARERS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 1225–1239. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/754
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