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Taking Care of the Caregivers: Managing Depression and Anxiety among Informal Caregivers of People with HIV/AIDS through Yoga


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The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of Yoga therapy on caregiving burden of Informal caregivers (ICGs) of people suffering HIV/AIDS. The study involved a pre-test post-test control group design, with experimental and control group. Both the groups were tested on Beck's Depression Inventory (1961) and Spielberg's State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (1970) to find the level of depression and anxiety experienced as a result of caregiving burden prior (pre-test) and after (post-test) the intervention. Statistical analyses indicated higher levels of depression and anxiety among the caregivers. Yoga used as an intervention strategy significantly helped to reduce the levels of depression and anxiety among the study group.

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Informal Caregiver, Depression, Anxiety, Yoga
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Vidyadayini Shetty
Department of Psychology, Nagindas Khandwala College, Malad West, India

Abstract


The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of Yoga therapy on caregiving burden of Informal caregivers (ICGs) of people suffering HIV/AIDS. The study involved a pre-test post-test control group design, with experimental and control group. Both the groups were tested on Beck's Depression Inventory (1961) and Spielberg's State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (1970) to find the level of depression and anxiety experienced as a result of caregiving burden prior (pre-test) and after (post-test) the intervention. Statistical analyses indicated higher levels of depression and anxiety among the caregivers. Yoga used as an intervention strategy significantly helped to reduce the levels of depression and anxiety among the study group.

Keywords


Informal Caregiver, Depression, Anxiety, Yoga



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49901