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Type: Journal article
Title: Burden on informal caregivers of elderly cancer survivors: risk versus resilience
Author: Jones, S.
Whitford, H.
Bond, M.
Citation: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2015; 33(2):178-198
Publisher: Routledge
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0734-7332
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Simeon B. W. Jones, Hayley S. Whitford & Melissa J. Bond
Abstract: This study assessed psychological morbidity and resilience, including the subjective burden of 76 caregivers of elderly cancer survivors utilizing a cross-sectional questionnaire. Participants were mainly elderly female spouses, sole-caregiving > 35 hours per week; 19.1% and 23.6% reported moderate or greater anxiety and depression, respectively. A significant regression model found depression, emotion-focused coping, and greater years since diagnosis as significant predictors of subjective caregiver burden. Thus, caregiving appears a dominant role for this group and the Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers of the Medically Ill (BASC) appears to be an efficient screening tool for psychological morbidity in this under-supported group.
Keywords: geriatric; cancer; caregiver; burden; psychological morbidity; psychological resilience
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030026177
DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2014.1002657
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