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dc.contributor.authorTsangari, Haritini-
dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorPapastavrou, Evridiki-
dc.contributor.otherΤσαγγάρη, Χαριτίνη-
dc.contributor.otherΧαραλάμπους, Ανδρέας-
dc.contributor.otherΠαπασταύρου, Ευριδίκη-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-12T07:20:36Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T09:30:37Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T09:44:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-12T07:20:36Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-17T09:30:37Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-09T09:44:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2012, Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 258–263en_US
dc.identifier.issnhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2011.06.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/6066-
dc.description.abstractPurpose A trend exists towards moving from the hospital and caring for the patients with cancer at home, which has directed the burden of caring to the family. As a result the numbers of informal caregivers, who assumed the care of their loved ones, has increased rapidly. The aim of the study is to explore the ways that families use to cope with the stressors and hardships of caregiving and expand the knowledge about coping. Methods This is a descriptive research design, with the use of a convenience sample of 130 dyads. Consenting patients identified their primary family caregiver who was asked to participate in the study. Key results The majority of the caregivers employed emotionally focused ways of coping with the caregiving burden such as: “I was hoping for a miracle” (mean 2.19), “I was hoping that time would change things and simply waited” (mean 2.14) and “I found consolidation in my faith to God” (mean 2.05). Assertive ways of coping such as “I expressed my anger to the patient” (mean 0.78) and “I dared to do something risky” (mean 0.98) were less likely to be used by the caregivers. Conclusions Findings are consistent with those of previous research that informal caregivers experience substantial psychological morbidity in the form of depression in addition to caregiver burden when they assume the role of the informal caregiver. Caregivers employ various strategies in order to cope with the strains associated with the complex physical and emotional demands involved in caringen_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rights© 2012, Elsevieren_US
dc.subjectCaregiversen_US
dc.subjectCancer--Patientsen_US
dc.titleHow do informal caregivers of patients with cancer cope: a descriptive study of the coping strategies employeden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Nicosiaen_US
dc.subject.categoryClinical Medicineen_US
dc.journalsSubscription Journalen_US
dc.reviewpeer reviewed-
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2011.06.001en
dc.dept.handle123456789/118en
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crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Nursing-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-4050-031X-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-5128-3651-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Health Sciences-
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