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dc.contributor.authorΓκοβίνα, Ουρανίαell
dc.contributor.authorΒλάχου, Ευγενία Δ.ell
dc.contributor.authorΚαυγά-Παλτόγλου, Άνναell
dc.contributor.authorΚαλεμικεράκης, Ιωάννηςell
dc.contributor.authorΠαπαγεωργίου, Δημήτριοςell
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T19:45:15Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-26T19:45:15Z-
dc.date.issued2015-01-26-
dc.date.issued2014-12-
dc.identifier.citationGovina, 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]eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11400/4796-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: ‘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.eng
dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherInsight Medical Publishingeng
dc.rightsΑναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.sourcehttp://www.hsj.greng
dc.subjectadvanced cancer-
dc.subjectοικογενειακός φροντιστής-
dc.subjectκαρκίνος τελικού σταδίου-
dc.subjectβάρος-
dc.subjectκατανάλωση χρόνου-
dc.subjectδύσκολες ενέργειες-
dc.subjectραδιοθεραπεία-
dc.subjectfamily caregiver-
dc.subjectcaregiver burden-
dc.subjecttime consuming tasks-
dc.subjectdifficult tasks-
dc.subjectradiotherapy-
dc.titleExploring the factors influencing time and difficulty of tasks provided by family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer in Greeceeng
dc.typeΔημοσίευση σε συνέδριο-
heal.classificationMedicine-
heal.classificationInternal Medicine-
heal.classificationΙατρική-
heal.classificationΕσωτερική παθολογία-
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heal.classificationURIhttp://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85067347-
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heal.classificationURI**N/A**-Εσωτερική παθολογία-
heal.contributorNameΦασόη, Γεωργίαell
heal.contributorNameΠατιράκη, Ελισάβετell
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heal.recordProviderΤεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας. Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικήςell
heal.journalNameHealth Science Journaleng
heal.journalTypepeer-reviewed-
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