Caregivers' information needs and their 'experiences of care' during treatment are associated with elevated anxiety and depression: a cross-sectional study of the caregivers of renal cancer survivors
Devesh V Oberoi, Vicki White, Michael Jefford, Graham G Giles, Damien Bolton, Ian Davis, Ingrid Winship, H Miles Prince, Jeremy Millar, Simon Harrison, Anne Kay, David Hill
SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the unmet needs and psychological distress (anxiety and depression) in family caregivers of renal cell carcinoma survivors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used. Unmet needs were assessed with the Supportive Care Needs Survey-Partners and Caregivers (SCNS-P&C) questionnaire, and psychological distress was measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in a telephone survey of 196 caregivers of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) survivors. Chi-square tests examined bivariate relationships, and multivariate logistic regression examined the associations between anxiety and depression and of unmet needs with caregivers' experience of patien..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge all the participants for participating in this study and would also like to thank the Victorian Cancer Agency for funding this study.