Depression and physical health among family caregivers of geriatric patients with cancer--a longitudinal view.

@article{Kurtz2004DepressionAP,
  title={Depression and physical health among family caregivers of geriatric patients with cancer--a longitudinal view.},
  author={Margot E. Kurtz and J Cleo Kurtz and Charles W. Given and Barbara A. Given},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={CR447-56}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated, in a sample of 491 cancer patient/caregiver dyads, the impact of caregiving on caregivers' mental and physical health over a period of one year (four assessments). Our model postulates that patient and caregiver characteristics impact caregiver experiences, and all of these in turn affect the mental and physical health of the caregiver. MATERIAL/METHODS Random-effects regression methods were employed to investigate how patient and caregiver characteristics affect… CONTINUE READING

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