Factors Related to Depression among Caregivers Attending Post-Ischemic Stroke Patients


  • Muhammad Rio Khaddafi Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5505
  • Bahagia Loebis Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Nazli Mahdinasari Nasution Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Aldy Safruddin Rambe Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Elmeida Effendy Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mustafa M. Amin Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia




Beck Depression Inventory-11, Depression, Caregivers, Post-ischemic stroke patients, Dyadic study


BACKGROUND: Stroke is known as chronic disease, leading to disability which makes help from caregivers become necessary. Attending stroke patients possess certain challenges and burdens toward the caregivers.

AIM: We aim to investigate risk factors related to depression among caregivers attending post-ischemic stroke.

METHODS: Eighty-three caregivers and post-ischemic stroke patients were collected consecutively from the Neurology Department of Universitas Sumatera Utara Hospital, Medan, Indonesia. Linear regression was used to analyze the data.

RESULTS: Our multivariate study shows that patient’s age, caregiver’s gender, patient’s gender, and modified Barthel Index are associated with depression with adjusted R2 of 59.3%.

CONCLUSION: Early detection and intervention should be addressed regularly for caregivers attending post-stroke patients.


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How to Cite

Khaddafi MR, Loebis B, Nasution NM, Rambe AS, Effendy E, Amin MM. Factors Related to Depression among Caregivers Attending Post-Ischemic Stroke Patients. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];10(T7):63-7. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/9258

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