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Caregivers' Self-Reported Absence of Social Support Networks is Related to Treatment Abandonment in Children With Cancer

Background: Treatment abandonment (TxA) is a primary cause of therapy failure in children with cancer in low-/middle-income countries. We explored the absence of social support network (SSN), among other predictive factors, and TxA in children with cancer in Cali, Colombia.

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 11:46

Emotional symptoms and family functioning in caregivers of children with newly diagnosed leukemia/lymphomas and solid tumors: Short-term changes and related demographic factors

Background: Pediatric oncology diagnoses are distressing to caregivers. However, researchers have not investigated the impact that the type of cancer diagnosis has on caregiver anxiety, depression, distress, and family functioning.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:22

Prevalence and factors associated with psychological distress among family caregivers: A cross‐sectional study

Purpose: This study was aimed to examine the prevalence and factors associated with psychological distress among Saudi family caregivers. Design and Methods: This was a cross‐sectional, descriptive correlational study conducted on 163 participants. The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale‐6 was used to collect data. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were run in SPSS.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 14:53

Predictors of health service use by family caregivers of persons with multimorbidity

Background: Informal caregivers of patients with multiple chronic conditions are socially good, promoting the sustainability of a large part of home care provision. However, this very demanding activity causes health problems that increase their own need for health services. This study analyses the use of health services by informal carers, comparing it with the use made by the general population with similar characteristics. Methodology: Cross‐sectional analytical study carried out in the Malaga‐Valle Guadalhorce Primary Health Care District (Spain).

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 14:46

Perceptions of loneliness and well‐being of psychiatric patients' families

Background and objectives: This study was conducted to determine and explain the relationship between the loneliness perceptions and well‐being of family caregivers of psychiatric patients. Methods: This cross‐sectional and descriptive study was conducted with the families of 141 individuals with mental illness, who were outpatients  psychiatry clinic of a university hospital.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 14:14

Participation in Informal Caregiving Among People With Arthritis: Findings From a Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Objective: Despite the joint pain and significant dysfunction that characterizes arthritis, many people with arthritis continue to carry out everyday duties and responsibilities. The objective of the present study was to describe participation in informal caregiving (unpaid assistance to someone with a health issue or limitation) among people with arthritis. Methods: Analysis of baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a nationally representative sample of people ages 45–85 years (n = 21,241), was performed.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 13:26

Male family carers' experiences of formal support – a meta‐ethnography

Background: Men represent a growing proportion of unpaid family carers across Europe. Comparative studies have proposed male carers experience their caring role differently to females; men are less likely to avail of formal support services than women. Social ideas around masculinity have been linked to the help‐seeking behaviours of male carers, as well as men's attitudes around accessing formal support. More understanding about this role from the perspective of male carers is required.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 12:38

The influence of family social support on quality of life of informal caregivers of cancer patients

Background: Caregivers of cancer patients are at high risk of experiencing impairments in terms of anxiety, depression and quality of life. Objectives: This study examines the mediation capacity that perceived emotional support can have after diagnosis and six months later between depression and anxiety after diagnosis and quality of life in informal caregivers of cancer patients. Design: A sample of 67 informal caregivers of cancer patients was used. This study is longitudinal, ex post facto prospective, with convenience sampling.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 11:04

How does she do it all? Effects of education on reconciliation of employment and informal caregiving among Austrian women

Background: The introduction of reforms to the Austrian pension system in the early 2000s resulted in a significant increase in the employment rate of older working age women. This increase was highly differentiated along education groups, with increases in employment rates concentrated among those with secondary and tertiary education.

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 20:31

Experiences of informal caregivers of people with dementia with nursing care in acute hospitals: A descriptive mixed‐methods study

Objectives: To explore the experiences of informal caregivers of people with dementia with the hospitalization of their relative concerning patient care, interactions with nurses, caregivers’ situation and the acute hospital environment. Methods: Mixed‐methods design.MethodsThe data were collected using an online questionnaire among a panel of caregivers (n = 129), together with a focus group and individual interviews from February to November 2019. The data were triangulated and analysed using a conceptual framework.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 11:00

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