The Burden of Caregiverand Related Factorsof Oncology
Advances in Nursing & Midwifery,
Vol. 24 No. 84 (2015),
28 April 2015
Caregivers of patients with leukemia facing with problems such as little chance of recovery in patients and probability of relapse and patient dependency and high responsibility such as increasing the
Leading to increased burden and mental, physical, emotional and social symptom.This study aimed to determine the burden and related factors in caregiver of patients with leukemia.
In descriptivestudy60caregiversof the patients hospitalizedin oncology of Shah Vali Hospital of Yazd city selected by non-random sampling .demographic questionnarrie and caregiver burden scale was completed. Caregiver burden scale validity with content validity and reliability
of caregiver burden scale with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, were calculated92.data analysis were done Spss soft ware whit Pbt-Test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient.
82.3% Caregivers were female, 30% caregivers were Spouse, 50% caregivers were children .The average of burden in all samples was high. Highest average of burden was related to the care of spouses. There was direct relationship between disease duration (r=0.5) ,age of care giver and age of patient (r =0.6)with burden. caregivers with low socioeconomic status (p=0.04) and patient in 3 phase (p=0.03) were reported high burden.
Because of high burden in caregivers of patients with leukemia, identify factors affecting the incidence of pressure care and their needs and design appropriate interventions to reduce stress and improve quality of life in caregivers and improve quality of care is necessary.
Burden, Informal Caregiver, Leukemia
- Informal Caregiver
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