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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304495
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Lung Cancer Caregivers' Needs and Related Factors in Taiwan
Author(s):
Lai, Yeur-Hur
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta
Author Details:
Yeur-Hur Lai, PhD, laiyhwk@yahoo.com.tw
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purposes: The purposes of this study aim to identify needs and related factors in primary caregivers of lung cancer patients.

Methods: A cross-sectional, correlational survey was conducted to recruited patient-caregiver dyads by consecutive sampling from a pulmonary outpatient clinic in a medical center in Taiwan. A set of questionnaires was used to assess patients’ factors potentially related to caregivers’ need, including performance status, symptom severity, anxiety and depression. Caregivers’ needs were assessed by the Supportive Care Need Survey- Partners & Caregivers 44 (SCNS-P&C 44) which included seven domains: information needs, health care professional/health care service needs,· daily needs, communication/ interpersonal needs, legal/financial needs, psychological needs and other needs. IRB approval was obtained before data collection. A total of one hundred patient-caregiver dyads were recruited.

Results: The results revealed that the top ten ranked need in caregivers were located in: (1) five items in the “health care professional/health care service needs” domain (37%~50%); two items in “psychological/emotional needs” domain (45%~58%), two items in “legal/financial needs” domain (43%~52%) and three items in “information needs” domain (40%~45%); and (2) Overall, patients’ factors related to caregivers’ needs were: patients without work, older age, lower performance status, higher anxiety, symptom severity. Caregivers’ factors were female cares, older age, unmarried and lower education.

Conclusion: The findings can help health care professional to provide appropriate care to meet lung cancer caregiver s’ needs. Future studies to intervene factors related to unmet care needs would be strongly suggested.

Keywords:
caregivers; lung cancer; Needs
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLung Cancer Caregivers' Needs and Related Factors in Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLai, Yeur-Huren_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsYeur-Hur Lai, PhD, laiyhwk@yahoo.com.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304495-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b><b>Purposes</b>: </b> The purposes of this study aim to identify needs and related factors in primary caregivers of lung cancer patients. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b> A cross-sectional, correlational survey was conducted to recruited patient-caregiver dyads by consecutive sampling from a pulmonary outpatient clinic in a medical center in Taiwan. A set of questionnaires was used to assess patients’ factors potentially related to caregivers’ need, including performance status, symptom severity, anxiety and depression. Caregivers’ needs were assessed by the Supportive Care Need Survey- Partners & Caregivers 44 (SCNS-P&C 44) which included seven domains: information needs, health care professional/health care service needs,· daily needs, communication/ interpersonal needs, legal/financial needs, psychological needs and other needs. IRB approval was obtained before data collection. A total of one hundred patient-caregiver dyads were recruited. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b> The results revealed that the top ten ranked need in caregivers were located in: (1) five items in the “health care professional/health care service needs” domain (37%~50%); two items in “psychological/emotional needs” domain (45%~58%), two items in “legal/financial needs” domain (43%~52%) and three items in “information needs” domain (40%~45%); and (2) Overall, patients’ factors related to caregivers’ needs were: patients without work, older age, lower performance status, higher anxiety, symptom severity. Caregivers’ factors were female cares, older age, unmarried and lower education. <p><b><b>Conclusion</b>: </b> The findings can help health care professional to provide appropriate care to meet lung cancer caregiver s’ needs. Future studies to intervene factors related to unmet care needs would be strongly suggested.en_GB
dc.subjectcaregiversen_GB
dc.subjectlung canceren_GB
dc.subjectNeedsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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