The factors associated with the quality of life of the spouse caregivers of patients with cancer: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Son2012TheFA,
  title={The factors associated with the quality of life of the spouse caregivers of patients with cancer: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Ki Young Son and Chi Hoon Lee and Sang Min Park and Choong Hyeong Lee and Soo In Oh and Bumjo Oh and Seong Ha Tak and Belong Cho and Kiheon Lee and Se Hoon Lee},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={216-24}
}
BACKGROUND It is well known that cancer greatly affects not only patients but also their families. However, few studies on caregivers' quality of life have been conducted within the Asian population. METHODS We carried out a survey using well-constructed, self-administered questionnaires that were answered by pairs of patients with cancer and their spouse-caregivers (n=100 pairs) who were visiting the cancer daycare center at Seoul National University Hospital. The caregiver's quality of life… CONTINUE READING

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