Care givers have an important role in patients care. The stigma associated with illness has made caregiving a challenging job. Very few studies had been done focusing on the self -esteem and self - efficacy and resilience of the care givers. Hence the study was undertaken.
Aim: To study the resilience, perceived social support, self -esteem and self- efficacy in care givers of schizophrenia patients.
Materials and Methods: Study was done in 275 care givers of schizophrenia attending a tertiary hospital in Warangal after fulfilling inclusion criteria. A semi - structured performance was administered to collect socio demographic details followed by Conner-Davison Resilience 25 item scale, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, General self-efficacy scale and Multidimensional scale of Perceived Social Support. Data was analysed using SPSS 28.0.
Result: Care gives had moderate resilience. They had highest perceived social support from the family and lowest support from friends. The self-efficacy of the care givers were significant less compared to average international population. Care giver duration had significant negative correlation with resilience, perceived social support self-esteem and self-efficacy. All the four variables had significant positive correlation with each other.
Conclusion: Care givers has poor support from friends, which implies more community level intervention is required. Care takers has moderate resilience and perceived social support from family. Care taking duration has significant negative correlation with resilience, perceived social support, self-esteem and self-efficacy. The implies in chronic illness like schizophrenic the psychological well-being of the care givers should be given importance as it has direct impact on the patient’s mental health.