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Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2015 Sep;32(6):641-6. doi: 10.1177/1049909114531327. Epub 2014 Apr 16.

Reaction to Caregiving by Hospice Caregivers Upon Enrollment.

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1
MU School of Social Work, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.
2
Curtis W. and Ann H. Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.
3
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing & Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA gdemiris@u.washington.edu.

Abstract

Significant research exists demonstrating the challenges faced by informal family caregivers as they care for their loved ones. How caregivers react to this experience, especially in the case of a terminal illness, is less understood. This study explores the reactions of hospice caregivers to their caregiving experience prior to enrollment in hospice and identifies potential stressors associated with those reactions. Results found anxiety to be a significant predictor in the reaction of caregivers to their caregiving experience upon hospice enrollment.

KEYWORDS:

caregiver reaction assessment; caregiving; hospice

PMID:
24744399
PMCID:
PMC4484306
DOI:
10.1177/1049909114531327
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