The self-efficacy of family caregivers for helping cancer patients manage pain at end-of-life

@article{Keefe2003TheSO,
  title={The self-efficacy of family caregivers for helping cancer patients manage pain at end-of-life},
  author={Francis J. Keefe and Tim A. Ahles and Laura S Porter and Linda M. Sutton and Donald H. Baucom},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2003},
  volume={103},
  pages={157-162}
}
This preliminary study examined the self-efficacy of family caregivers with regard to helping cancer patients manage pain at end of life. A sample of 63 family caregivers of hospice-eligible cancer patients with pain provided ratings of their self-efficacy in assisting the patient in pain management and rated their own mood and level of caregiver strain. Patients completed measures of pain and quality of life. Data analyses revealed that caregivers who rated their self-efficacy as high reported… CONTINUE READING

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