کیفیت زندگی و بهداشت روان مراقبین بیماران مبتلا به سرطان پستان

قزلباش, سيما and شکرچیان, سپهر (1392) کیفیت زندگی و بهداشت روان مراقبین بیماران مبتلا به سرطان پستان. در: 9th International Breast Cancer Congress, 26-28 February 2014, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran.

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Quality of life and mental health in caregivers of patients with breast cancer

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Background Caregivers have a considerable role in caring and recovery of cancer patients. Cancer patients’ caregivers may be affected by various stressors such as psychological, social, or physical health functioning and on the other hand behaviors such as diminished rest or exercise and neglecting their own due to care from a patient who has breast cancer, can influence their health and quality of life. Methods This study was a comprehensive literature review performed through searches in databases such as Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and Google Scholar using the terms " Breast Cancer, Quality of life, Mental health, Caregivers ". Findings Based on the results of several studies many of cancer patients' caregivers reported moderate and low quality of life. Health and Hellstrom also reported that improper life quality in care givers of cancer patients. In fact the problem such as depression is a substantial and common among them. Some of the cancer patients’ caregivers were disappointed and hopeless that this mental changes led to inactivation of any productive actions. These condition can affect personal relations, clinical course and prognosis of patients’ disease and quality of life in whole of family. Caregivers low quality of life can prevention chance of recovery in patients, also. Conclusions According to the studies, families are dramatically affected by a diagnosis of cancer, and they have a wide range of support needs. Lack of special attention to caregivers is a serious gap in health care. Better caregiver quality of life was associated with better caregiver mental health condition and patient physical well-being. Early palliative care interventions directed at patient symptoms and caregiver support may improve quality of life in this two population. Assistance and giving information through education and intervention from healthcare professionals is the key of improve the ability of caregivers to enhance their QOL. Finally, interventions must be designed and introduced to professional or formal caregivers and family caregivers who offer vital skills and resources.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
زبان سند : انگلیسی
نویسنده اول :سيما قزلباش
نویسنده مسئول :سپهر شکرچیان
کلیدواژه ها (انگلیسی):Breast Cancer, Quality of life, Mental health, Caregivers
Subjects:QY Clinical Pathology
WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
Divisions:Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing
ID Code:5456
Deposited By: MS Azam Ghorbani
Deposited On:18 Dec 1392 13:03
Last Modified:18 Dec 1392 13:03

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