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Psychosocial Issues Associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Their Management: Case Descriptions

Basavaraj Shrinivasa, Arun Marathuparambil, Berigai P Nirmala, Pallerla Srikanth

Keywords : Guillain-Barré syndrome, Intervention, Psychosocial assessment

Citation Information : Shrinivasa B, Marathuparambil A, Nirmala BP, Srikanth P. Psychosocial Issues Associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Their Management: Case Descriptions. J Health Sci Res 2021; 12 (2):48-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1106

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a neurological condition affecting the peripheral nerves of the body often leading to functional deficit with variable course of recovery. Uncertain prognosis, dependency of the affected person, multiplicity of roles of the caregivers, and the subsequent financial burden can cause emotional turmoil in persons with illness and their caregivers. These psychosocial sequelae warrant psychosocial assessment and management. We present descriptions of such assessment and intervention carried out in the neurorehabilitation ward of a tertiary care hospital. This study aims to highlight the need for nonpharmacological management during neurological rehabilitation.

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