The relationship between the positive aspects of caring and the personal growth of caregivers of patients with advanced oncological illness: Postraumattic growth and caregiver

Carolina Palacio, Joaquín T. Limonero

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Abstract

Objective: Examine the relationship between the positive aspects of care and the personal growth of caregivers of patients with advanced oncological illness. Methods: This research was a quantitative study with a transversal design. One hundred (100) informal caregivers filled out self-applied questionnaire on resilience, aspects of care, emotional distress, spirituality, and posttraumatic growth. Descriptive statistics were applied to the data, later correlation, and regression, and comparative analyses were conducted. Results: The participants were mainly women (86%) with an average care period of 12 months. The average age was 46.52 years. The highest scores were evidenced in positive aspects of caretaking, spirituality, personal growth, and distress, while the lowest score was seen in questions related to resilience. There was a negative inverse correlation among emotional distress, resilience, spirituality, and posttraumatic growth (p
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)3007-3013
Number of pages7
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad A2 / Q2

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