Patient-caregiver concordance in symptom assessment and improvement in outcomes for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.

@article{Silveira2010PatientcaregiverCI,
  title={Patient-caregiver concordance in symptom assessment and improvement in outcomes for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.},
  author={Maria J Silveira and Charles W. Given and Barbara Given and Ann-Marie Rosland and John D. Piette},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={46-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the agreement between cancer patients' and family caregivers' perceptions of the patients' symptom severity, and the association between changes in caregiver accuracy and changes in outcomes. METHODS Secondary analysis of baseline and 10-week follow-up data from 142 cancer patient/caregiver dyads. Patient/caregiver agreement about symptom burden was measured for the 8 most prevalent symptoms and overall. Bivariate analyses examined the patient and caregiver… CONTINUE READING

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