A Case Study of the Burden of Care among Caregivers of HIV or Aids Patients in Jos Prison, Nigeria

Ugwuoke, Kelvin Abuchi, Nimyel Remmikat


This study investigated the burden of care among caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS in Jos prison. Emphasis was placed on the challenges that caregivers face in providing care and health services to prisoners who are living with HIV/AIDS. The study employed a case study research method to investigate the subject matter. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 15 caregivers who were used for this study. The Zarit Burden Inventory (Zarit, Reever and Bach-Peterson, 1980) and a structured interview schedule were used to collect data for this study. Results showed that the caregivers burden were severe. Also, the study found out that lack of health facilities, qualified health professionals, logistics among others are some of the challenges that caregivers face. Recommendations were made on how to ameliorate the burden of care among caregivers of prisoners living with HIV/AIDS.
Key words: Burden; care; prisoners; caregivers; HIV/AIDS; patients

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