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SOCIAL SUPPORT AS A DOMINANT FACTOR INFLUENCING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING IN CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Siti Nur Hadiyah*, Wisnu Barlianto and Rinik Eko Kapti
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that causes distress for both patients and families, especially caregivers. The physical and psychological impact caused by the daily tension in providing care could generate such poor psychological well-being. The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors that influence the psychological well-being and to seek the dominant factors affecting the psychological wellbeing in caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Puskesmas Bantur, Malang. This research used observational-analytic design with cross-sectional approach. There were 90 respondents taken by using purposive sampling technique. The research instruments used were questionnaires of respondent data and standard instruments that measure the psychological well-being, social support, caregiver’s burden, and self-efficacy that have been modified and validated. The results showed that social support, caregiver’s burden, and self-efficacy significantly affect the psychological well-being (R2=0.401; p<0.05). It is known that social support (Beta=0.344; p<0.05) most dominantly contributes to psychological well-being. There is a significant influence between social support, caregiver’s burden, and self-efficacy to the psychological well-being. Social support is the most dominant factor which affects psychological well-being. The caregiver of patients with schizophrenia disease as a home health care provider can utilize a system of social support to improve its psychological well-being so as to provide adequate treatment for patient.[Full Text Article]