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Factors associated with high burden in caregivers of older adults with cancer.

Authors
  • Hsu, Tina
  • Loscalzo, Matthew
  • Ramani, Rupal
  • Forman, Stephen
  • Popplewell, Leslie
  • Clark, Karen
  • Katheria, Vani
  • Feng, Tao
  • Strowbridge, Rex
  • Rinehart, Redmond
  • Smith, Dan
  • Matthews, Keith
  • Dillehunt, Jeff
  • Hurria, Arti
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Sep 15, 2014
Volume
120
Issue
18
Pages
2927–2935
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28765
PMID: 24898093
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Caregiver burden is common in those who care for older cancer patients. High burden is more likely in employed caregivers and in those who care for patients who require increased functional assistance. Further studies are needed to determine the unique challenges experienced by caregivers of older adults with cancer and potential interventions to alleviate burden in these caregivers.

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