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dc.contributor.authorKwena, Foulata Tabitha
dc.contributor.authorLodiaga, Mildren
dc.contributor.authorOkong’o, Grace
dc.contributor.authorAluoch, Joash R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-29T08:30:08Z
dc.date.available2021-04-29T08:30:08Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2415-6566
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22036
dc.descriptionAn Article Published in International Journal of Social Science and Technologyen_US
dc.description.abstractInformal women caregivers of sickle cell disease care for people with a life-threatening recessively inherited hemolytic blood condition with wide-ranging erratic and severe symptoms necessitating lifelong support. Care giving is neither quantified nor remunerated. Women take it on as their expected societal gender role. The objective was to investigate the psychosocial and economic vulnerability of informal women caregivers of sickle cell patients in Nairobi, Kenya. The theory of resilience in care giving guided the study. The conceptual proposition was that if all stakeholders intervened in their roles, caregiver’s vulnerability would diminish enabling resilience. The study was a cross-sectional survey using both qualitative and quantitative data. 56 caregivers were sampled from 510 women. Narratives were analyzed thematically. Care giving affects caregiver’s relationships in different spheres, finances and workload precipitating financial 98%, social 72%, psychological 26% and physical health 52% challenges. The study recommends support to caregivers, development of a sickle cell policy, awareness programs and support groups.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Social Science and Technologen_US
dc.subjectWomen Caregiversen_US
dc.subjectPsychosocialen_US
dc.subjectEconomicen_US
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.titlePsychosocial and Economic Vulnerability of Informal Women Caregivers of Sickle Cell Disease in Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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