Cancer care burden among primary family caregivers of Iranian hematologic cancer patients

Abbasnezhad, M. and Rahmani, A. and Ghahramanian, A. and Roshangar, F. and Eivazi, J. and Azadi, A. and Berahmany, G. (2015) Cancer care burden among primary family caregivers of Iranian hematologic cancer patients. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 16 (13). pp. 5499-5505.

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Background: Providing care for hematologic cancer patients may lead to many negative complications in different aspects of life in their family caregivers. Based on a wide review of relevant literature, there are limited data about the burden of giving care for hematologic cancer patients on their primary family caregivers in Iran or other Middle Eastern countries. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the cancer care burden on primary family caregivers of hematologic cancer patients, in terms of physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and financial aspects. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, 151 primary family caregivers of hematologic cancer patients referred to two cancer care centers in East Azerbaijan Province in northwest of Iran participated. The Financial Distress/Financial Well-being Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Vaux Social Support Questionnaire, Spiritual Well-being Scale, and SF-36 were used for data collection. Data analysis was performed with SPSS software. Results: The findings of this study indicated that the primary family caregivers experience a high level of financial distress and a significant percentage of them suffered from anxiety and depression. In addition, the physical quality of life in these caregivers was moderate. On the other hand, spiritual health and social support of participants was at an acceptable level. Conclusions: Iranian primary family caregivers of hematologic cancer patients experience many problems in physical, psychological, and financial aspects of their life. Therefore, developing care plans for reducing these problems appears necessary.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :9 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Rahmani, A.; Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical SciencesIran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cancer Cancer burden Hematologic cancer Iran Primary family caregiver caregiver female follow up hematologic disease human male mental stress nursing palliative therapy prognosis psychological rating scale psychology quality of life questionnaire Caregivers Follow-Up Studies Hematologic Neoplasms Humans Palliative Care Psychiatric Status Rating Scales Stress, Psychological Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
QZ pathology-neoplasms-Genetics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 03 May 2020 07:25
Last Modified: 03 May 2020 07:25

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