Journal article

The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Anxiety and General Distress in Caregivers of People with Advanced Cancer

Anna Ugalde, Meinir Krishnasamy, Penelope Schofield

JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Informal caregivers take on an important role in supporting people with advanced cancer but experience significant psychological distress. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the prevalence of anxiety and distress in a sample of caregivers of people with advanced cancer and explore the relationship with self-efficacy. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was used. Subjects were 94 caregivers of people with advanced cancer recruited from a specialist oncology setting. Questionnaires included the Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale (CaSES), the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Distress Thermometer. Demographic data were recorded. RESULTS: The sample consisted of 94 caregiver..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded with a PhD scholarship from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).