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INVESTIGATING LEVELS OF CARE BURDEN IN FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER IN THE CITY OF ILAM IN 2017

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(2018) INVESTIGATING LEVELS OF CARE BURDEN IN FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER IN THE CITY OF ILAM IN 2017. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. pp. 98-102. ISSN 2349-7750

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Abstract

Background: Since patients within a community are in need of help from caregivers, the health status of caregivers is of utmost importance. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine the levels of care burden among family caregivers of patients with cancer. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, a total of 220 caregivers of patients with cancer in the city of Ilam in 2017 were surveyed. The instruments used in this study included a Demographic Characteristics Questionnaire and the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview. The data obtained from this study were analyzed using descriptive statistics means and standard deviations and inferential statistics Chi-square test and paired and independent t-tests. Findings: Of the 220 caregiver participants in our study, 102 were male 46.4%, 116 were non widowed 52.7%, 77 were housewives 35%, 87 were parents 39.5%, and 135 were high school graduates 61.4%. The average income level was 145 65.9% and none of the caregivers were caregivers without pressure. Most of the patients 201; 91.4% had received intensive care. The average perceived caring pressure of caregivers was above 63.64% 17.77. Conclusion: Considering the high levels of care burden in caregivers of patients with cancer and given the different effects of care burden on quality of life and health status of the caregivers, it is necessary to administer interventions in order to reduce levels of care burden among caregivers of patients with cancer.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Borji, M.UNSPECIFIED
Nourmohammadi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Mohammadi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Tarjoman, A.UNSPECIFIED
Mohamadpour, S.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Care Burden Caregivers Cancer quality-of-life hemodialysis-patients Pharmacology & Pharmacy
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Page Range: pp. 98-102
Journal or Publication Title: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 2349-7750
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/164

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