Course and predictors of depressive symptoms among family caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients until their death

  title={Course and predictors of depressive symptoms among family caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients until their death},
  author={Siew Tzuh Tang and Wen‐Cheng Chang and Jen‐Shi Chen and Hung-Ming Wang and Wen-Chi Shen and Chung-Yi Li and Yen-Chi Liao},
Few studies have investigated the impact of providing end‐of‐life care on family caregivers' depressive symptoms over time, especially until the patient's death. The purpose of this study was to identify the course and predictors of depressive symptoms in caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients until they died. 
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