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Research Article

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Mental Distress among Caregivers of Patients with Epilepsy in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study Design

Table 4

Factors associated with mental distress among caregivers of patients with epilepsy at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017 (n=409).

VariablesCategoriesMental DistressCOR(95% CI)AOR(95 CI)
YesNo

Age of caregivers (years)18-24 3 301.001.00
25-3412 761.56 (0.42-5.99)1.91 (0.41-8.95)
35-4425 713.52 (0.98-12.55)3.07 (0.63-13.05)
> 44711215.87 (1.73-12.92)4.61 (0.89-13.66)
Sex of caregiverMale461721.001.00
Female651261.93 (1.24- 3.00)1.02 (0.53-1.96)
Marital StatusMarried751931.001.00
Single10 681.38 (0.19-2.77)1.13 (0.42-3.06)
Divorced/Separated 6 151.03 (0.39- 2.75)0.62 (0.18-2.05)
Widowed20 222.34 (1.21- 4.53)1.57 (0.65-3.78)
Relationship with patientMother45 518.82 (2.93-14.03)5.67 (1.68-13.70)
Father25 584.31(1.39-13.34)4.42 (1.25-12.58)
Brother/Sister13 831.57 (0.48-5.11)2.22 (0.61-8.12)
Wife/Husband11 176.47 (1.80-13.21)10.59 (2.43-14.19)
Child13 492.65 (0.80-8.77)5.37 (1.27-12.69)
Other caregiver4 401.001.00
Live with PatientYes1062702.20 (0.83-5.84)1.19 (0.38-3.74)
No5 281.001.00
Employment StatusEmployed571941.001.00
Not Employed541041.77(1.14-2.75)1.43 (0.77-2.67)
Age of patients (years)13-1937 364.78 (2.38-9.58)4.00 (1.43-11.21)
20-39571831.45 (0.78-2.64)1.40 (0.59-3.29)
>4017791.001.00
Seizure ExperienceYes671242.14 (1.37-3.33)1.35 (0.76-2.38)
No441741.001.00
Social SupportPoor79 749.94 (5.17-19.11)7.26 (3.60-14.65)
Intermediate191031.72 (0.81-3.65)1.72 (0.78-3.83)
Strong131211.001.00
StigmaYes46 335.68 (3.37-9.58)3.03 (1.63-5.66)
No652651.001.00

Note: p-value < 0.05, p-value <0.01, p-value< 0.001 Other caregivers are uncle, aunt, friend, and grandfather/mother.

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