Relationship Quality and Burden among Caregivers for Late-stage Cancer Patients
Supporting Care Cancer
Objective This study explores how caregiver relationship quality with family, patient, and patient’s health care provider (HCP) is associated with subjective caregiver burden during the early treatment phase for late-stage cancer. Method Burden and relationship quality were assessed in telephone interviews with family caregivers (FCGs) of advanced cancer patients. The five subscales of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment measured burden, while relationships were measured with the Family Relationship Index, the Family Inventory of Needs subscale of met needs, and a scale assessing family discord in cancer communication. Results Multiple linear regression analyses in SPSS (v16) of 420 FCGs showed that higher quality relationship with family was associated with lower burden in FCG abandonment, health, scheduling (p
Francis, Linda E.; Worthington, Julie; Kypriotakis, George; and Rose, Julia Hannum, "Relationship Quality and Burden among Caregivers for Late-stage Cancer Patients" (2010). Sociology & Criminology Faculty Publications. Paper 47.
Linda E. Francis & Julie Worthington & Georgios Kypriotakis & Julia H. Rose. (2010). Relationship Quality and Burden among Caregivers for Late-stage Cancer Patients. Supporting Care Cancer, 18, 1429-1436, doi: 10.1007/s00520-009-0765-5.