Physical, Emotional and Social Stressors and Their Impact on Quality of Life of Caregivers of Hospitalized Older Adults With Cancer
I. Identify patient and caregiver factors associated with increased caregiver burden and
decreased quality of life in caregivers of older adults with cancer.
I. Determine characteristics of informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted to
II. Determine type and amount of care informal caregivers provide for older adults with
cancer admitted to hospital.
III. Determine quality of life in informal caregivers of older adults with cancer admitted
IV. Identify caregiver needs, both informational and resource related. V. Explore the
association between re-admission to the hospital within 30 days and caregiver burden.
VI. Explore whether feedback of information attained from the assessment of the caregiver
influences services implemented by the health care team.
VII. Determine reasons for non-participation.
Caregivers complete a questionnaire about their sociodemographics, physical health, social
supports, social activity, mental health and caregiver burden. They will also provide an
assessment of the person they care for.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Caregiver burden and caregiver quality of life as measured by the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index
Univariate analyses will be performed to test differences in the Caregiver Quality of Life-Cancer Index (CQOLC) total score and score of each domain (burden, distinctiveness, positive adaption, and financial concern) across categorical variables (analysis of variance [ANOVA]), and simple linear regression will be used to test association of CQOLC total score with continuous and categorical variables.
Up to 1 year
City of Hope Medical Center
United States: Federal Government
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