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The caregiver reaction assessment (CRA) for caregivers to persons with chronic physical and mental impairments.
The development and testing of a multidimensional instrument to assess the reactions of family members caring for elderly persons with physical impairments, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer isExpand
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Burden and depression among caregivers of patients with cancer at the end of life.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the patient and family caregiver variables that predicted caregiver burden and depression for family caregivers of patients with cancer at the end of life. DESIGN AExpand
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Family Support in Advanced Cancer
Changes in the health care system have resulted in a shift of cancer care from the in‐patient arena to ambulatory and home settings. This shift has likewise translated into increased familyExpand
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The influence of cancer patients' symptoms and functional states on patients' depression and family caregivers' reaction and depression.
In this article the paths among cancer patients' physical and mental health and the reactions and mental health of their family caregivers were examined. Data for these analyses came from aExpand
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Psychosocial care for family caregivers of patients with cancer.
PURPOSE To understand family caregivers' needs for better preparation and care, this state-of-the-science review examines the effect of caregiving on the health and well-being of caregivers, theExpand
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The cancer family caregiving experience: an updated and expanded conceptual model.
OBJECTIVE The decade from 2000 to 2010 was an era of tremendous growth in family caregiving research specific to the cancer population. This research has implications for how cancer family caregivingExpand
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Improving the quality of life of patients with prostate carcinoma
Treatments for clinically localized prostate carcinoma are accompanied by sexual, urinary, and bowel dysfunction and other sequelae that can result in significant distress and reduced well being.Expand
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Supporting Family Caregivers in Providing Care
Family caregivers are critical partners in the plan of care for patients with chronic illnesses. Nurses should be concerned with several issues that affect patient safety and quality of care as theExpand
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Quality of life of family caregivers of cancer survivors
Cancer affects not only the quality of life (QOL) of individuals with the disease but also that of their family members and close friends. The impact on various aspects of the family caregivers' QOLExpand
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