Effectiveness of Stress Inoculation Training to Reduce Stress in Family Caregiver People with Dementia

Nasrinah Hanim, Raras Sutatminingsih, Juliana I. Saragih


This study aims to test the effectiveness of stress inoculation training (SIT) to reduce stress on family caregivers of people with dementia (ODD). The research design used was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design with purposive sampling data collection method and matched-group design sample placement method. The subjects of this study were twelve family caregivers for ODD. SIT therapy module includes conceptualization, skill development and practice and application. Measurement of stress using Cohen's perceived stress scale 10 (PSS-10) and analyzed by Mann-Whitney nonparametric statistical test. The results showed a significant difference between the scores of the stress category in the experimental group and the control group after being given SIT (U=4.5, Z=-2.173, p<.05, r=.69) meaning that stress inoculation training was effective for reducing stress in the family. caregiver for ODD with a relatively high effect size.


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