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dc.contributor.author Γκοβίνα, Ουρανία el
dc.contributor.author Βλάχου, Ευγενία Δ. el
dc.contributor.author Καυγά-Παλτόγλου, Άννα el
dc.contributor.author Καλεμικεράκης, Ιωάννης el
dc.contributor.author Παπαγεωργίου, Δημήτριος el
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-26T19:45:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-26T19:45:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11400/4796
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.source http://www.hsj.gr en
dc.subject advanced cancer
dc.subject οικογενειακός φροντιστής
dc.subject καρκίνος τελικού σταδίου
dc.subject βάρος
dc.subject κατανάλωση χρόνου
dc.subject δύσκολες ενέργειες
dc.subject ραδιοθεραπεία
dc.subject family caregiver
dc.subject caregiver burden
dc.subject time consuming tasks
dc.subject difficult tasks
dc.subject radiotherapy
dc.title Exploring the factors influencing time and difficulty of tasks provided by family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in Greece en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.classification Medicine
heal.classification Internal Medicine
heal.classification Ιατρική
heal.classification Εσωτερική παθολογία
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh00006614
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85067347
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Ιατρική
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Εσωτερική παθολογία
heal.contributorName Φασόη, Γεωργία el
heal.contributorName Πατιράκη, Ελισάβετ el
heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας. Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής el
heal.publicationDate 2014-12
heal.bibliographicCitation Govina, O., Vlachou, E., Kavga-Paltoglou, A., Kalemikerakis, I., Papageorgiou, D. et all. (2014) Exploring the factors influencing time and difficulty of tasks provided by family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in Greece. “Health Science Journal”. 8 (4). p. 438 - 451. Available at: http://www.hsj.gr [Accessed: 26/01/2015] en
heal.abstract Introduction: ‘Caregiver burden’ is a term that describes the effects of the stressors associated with providing care to an ill family member. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of patient and caregiver demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables on the perceptions of families experiencing burden when caring for a patient suffering from advanced cancer in Greece. Method and Material: Purposive sampling was adopted to study one hundred pairs of patients receiving palliative radiotherapy and their respective primary caregivers. Patients and caregivers were asked to complete a set of questionnaires. Univariate and multiple linear regression analyses were conducted to identify potential predictors of burden. Results: Of the 100 patients who participated in the study, 63% was male, while of the 100 caregivers, 76% was female. The mean age of patients and caregivers was 63.9±12.55 and 53.3.±12.55 respectively. Caregiving burden related to time consuming tasks was associated with patient’s age (p=0.003), performance status (p=0.041), impact of cancer-related symptoms (p=0.002) and symptom interference with the function (p=0.017).The associations with caregiver’s variables were family status (p=0.009), minor child (p=0.028), anxiety (p<0.001) and depression (p=0.003). In multiple regression analyses, caregiving burden related to time was significantly predicted by caregivers’ anxiety, family status, minor child, as well as by patients’ symptoms, in a model that explained 32% of the total variance. Caregiving burden related to perceived difficulty was also associated to both patient [performance status (p=0.012), impact of cancer-related symptoms (p=0.004), symptom interference with the function (p=0.001) and anxiety (p=0.016)] and caregiver variables [gender (p=0.045), family status (p=0.035), anxiety (p<0.001) and depression (p<0.001)]. In multiple regression analyses, caregiving burden related to perceived difficulty was significantly predicted by caregivers’ depressed mood and anxiety, family status, minor child, as well as by patients’ symptoms, in a model that explained 38% of the total variance. Conclusions: The caregiving burden is related to several variables. Intervention strategies are needed to the vulnerable caregivers to help reduce burden, anxiety and depression associated with caregiving. en
heal.publisher Insight Medical Publishing en
heal.journalName Health Science Journal en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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