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|Title:||Burden on informal caregivers of elderly cancer survivors: risk versus resilience|
|Citation:||Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 2015; 33(2):178-198|
|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|
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|Appears in Collections:||Psychology publications|
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