PubMed | INRCA IRCCS National Institute of Science and Health on Aging, d Casa di Betania Hospice, University of Rome La Sapienza, f INRCA IRCCS National Institute of Science and Health on Aging and 4 more.
Type: | Journal: Death studies | Year: 2016
The aim of this study was to evaluate caregiver burden and Quality of life (QoL) in active treatment settings and hospice care for 76 family caregivers of advanced cancer patients, using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) and the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI). Compared to the active group, the hospice group reported significantly lower QoL scores in mental component summary score and higher scores in general health subscale and in physical component summary score. Future research needs to further investigate the complexities of caregivers needs, especially in the emotional and mental domains, and offer effective, clinically-proven interventions.