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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 is reported and appeared consistent with first order tests of construct validity.
Burden and depression among caregivers of patients with cancer at the end of life.
Caregivers reported levels of depression at thresholds for screening of clinical depression at the end of life, and an association also was found between depression and employment status.
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 family
The influence of cancer patients' symptoms and functional states on patients' depression and family caregivers' reaction and depression.
Patients' levels of depression were related to those of their caregivers, however, caregivers' optimism proved to be a significant predictor of their mental health and reactions to caregiving.
Psychosocial care for family caregivers of patients with cancer.
Recommendations for practice include development of standardized guidelines that address caregiver assessment, education, and resources; identification of "caregiver champions" in practice settings; and collaboration among caregiving, professional, and cancer-related organizations to advocate policy and practice changes for family caregivers.
Supporting Family Caregivers in Providing Care
Nurses continue to play an important role in helping family caregivers become more confident and competent providers as they engage in the health care process, but more research is needed.
Quality of life of family caregivers of cancer survivors
The authors reviewed literature on the QOL of family caregivers at the acute and middle‐ to long‐term survivorship phases as well as the bereavement phase to assess the impact on various aspects of the family caregivers' QOL.
Taking CHARGE: A self‐management program for women following breast cancer treatment
The findings indicated that intervention group participants found the Taking CHARGE program to be timely, relevant, and to have high utility in dealing with concerns that exist following breast cancer treatment.