The Unmet Spiritual Needs of Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149925
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Unmet Spiritual Needs of Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients
Abstract:
The Unmet Spiritual Needs of Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Buck, Harleah G., MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Florida
Title:Second year doctoral student/Project Manager for multisite NIH RO! hospice grant
[Clinical session research presentation] Background: Approximately 1,500 people a day will die of cancer. Most will be cared for by an informal caregiver.  Purpose/Objectives: To identify the unmet spiritual needs of caregivers and explore the relationships between the patient?s symptom distress, caregivers? unmet spiritual needs and their depressive symptomatology. Sample: 110 hospice caregivers. Method: The Spiritual Needs Inventory and CES-D was administered to newly-admitted caregivers. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale to patients.  Regression analysis and correlations were run.  Findings: Average score of 56.4 on a possible range of 17-85 on the Spiritual Needs Inventory with a range of 0-13 unmet needs was reported.  Frequently cited as needed and /or unmet were those that related to outlook in life.  Caregiver outlook, religious practices and patient?s distress score explained 17% of the variance in the unmet needs score.  The unmet needs score was significantly related F (1,106) = 13.41 with their CES-D score. Conclusion: Caregivers of advanced cancer patients have specific spiritual needs that are not being met.  Their outlook, religious practices, and the patient?s distress level factor into their needs.  The number of needs is related to their depressive symptomatology.  Routine assessment of caregiver?s spiritual unmet needs will facilitate caring for them. A new framework - the Geriatric Cancer Experience may help nurses to assess and plan care in a holistic way for this vulnerable population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Unmet Spiritual Needs of Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149925-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Unmet Spiritual Needs of Caregivers of Advanced Cancer Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buck, Harleah G., MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Second year doctoral student/Project Manager for multisite NIH RO! hospice grant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hbuck@health.usf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Background: Approximately 1,500 people a day will die of cancer. Most will be cared for by an informal caregiver.&nbsp; Purpose/Objectives: To identify the unmet spiritual needs of caregivers and explore the relationships between the patient?s symptom distress, caregivers? unmet spiritual needs and their depressive symptomatology. Sample: 110 hospice caregivers. Method: The Spiritual Needs Inventory and CES-D was administered to newly-admitted caregivers. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale to patients.&nbsp; Regression analysis and correlations were run.&nbsp; Findings: Average score of 56.4 on a possible range of 17-85 on the Spiritual Needs Inventory with a range of 0-13 unmet needs was reported.&nbsp; Frequently cited as needed and /or unmet were those that related to outlook in life.&nbsp; Caregiver outlook, religious practices and patient?s distress score explained 17% of the variance in the unmet needs score.&nbsp; The unmet needs score was significantly related F (1,106) = 13.41 with their CES-D score. Conclusion: Caregivers of advanced cancer patients have specific spiritual needs that are not being met.&nbsp; Their outlook, religious practices, and the patient?s distress level factor into their needs.&nbsp; The number of needs is related to their depressive symptomatology.&nbsp; Routine assessment of caregiver?s spiritual unmet needs will facilitate caring for them. A new framework - the Geriatric Cancer Experience may help nurses to assess and plan care in a holistic way for this vulnerable population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:12:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:12:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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