Anxiety and Depression Associated With Burden in Caregivers of Patients With Brain Metastases.
Oncology nursing forum
Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anxiety; Brain Neoplasms; California; Caregivers; Cross-Sectional Studies; Depression; Family; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Metastasis; Quality of Life; Stress, Psychological; Surveys and Questionnaires; anxiety; burden; depression
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe and examine the relationship between caregiver burden and the affective disorders anxiety and depression in caregivers of patients with brain metastases. .
DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational. .
SETTING: Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. .
SAMPLE: 56 family caregivers of patients with brain metastases from solid tumors at other primary sites. .
METHODS: Self-administered survey. .
MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES: Caregiver burden, anxiety, and depression. .
FINDINGS: With the exception of caregiver esteem, no statistically significant relationships were noted between impact on schedule, a dimension of caregiver burden, and screening positive for affective disorders. .
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study support previous reports indicating that the odds of having anxiety and depressive symptoms are greater in family caregivers who report higher levels of caregiver burden. .
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: The identification and management of caregiver burden are important considerations for a comprehensive cancer care program. Addressing the needs of the cancer caregiver, who is at heightened risk for various psychological, physical, financial, and social problems, is increasingly vital.
Saria, Marlon G; Courchesne, Natasia S; Evangelista, Lorraine; Carter, Joshua L; MacManus, Daniel A; Gorman, Mary Kay; Nyamathi, Adeline M; Phillips, Linda R; Piccioni, David E; Kesari, Santosh; and Maliski, Sally L, "Anxiety and Depression Associated With Burden in Caregivers of Patients With Brain Metastases." (2017). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 483.