Cancer caregivers online: hope, emotional roller coaster, and physical/emotional/psychological responses.

@article{Klemm2005CancerCO,
  title={Cancer caregivers online: hope, emotional roller coaster, and physical/emotional/psychological responses.},
  author={Paula R Klemm and Erlinda C Wheeler},
  journal={Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
The demands placed on cancer caregivers are well documented. Support for informal caregivers has been shown to increase hope and decrease psychosocial morbidity. The Internet is a readily available means of support for cancer caregivers, however little research on online support for informal caregivers of cancer patients exists. Descriptive statistics and qualitative analysis were used to evaluate messages posted over a 2-month period on an online cancer caregiver listserv. Three major themes… CONTINUE READING

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