The relationship of spousal caregiver burden to patient disease and treatment-related conditions

K. Siegel, V. H. Raveis, V. Mor, P. Houts

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Abstract

The prevalence and intensity of different caregiving burdens experienced by spousal caregivers and the association of these burdens with various patient illness and treatment-related conditions were examined in a sample of 295 married cancer patients and their spouses. The spousal caregivers were confronted with a wide range of burdens associated with their caregiving responsibilities. Objective, as compared to subjective, caregiver burdens were more strongly associated with patient disease and treatment-related conditions. Compared to husbands, wives experienced more burden and these burdens were more strongly associated with the various disease and treatment conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-516
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Volume2
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991

Keywords

  • Cancer treatment and caregiving
  • Chronic disease
  • Illness progression and caregiving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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