Journal article

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

Abstract

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