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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Hofland

Keywords

home care of cancer patients, caregiver psychology, caregiver physiology

Abstract

The following specific objectives were developed for this study:
1. To describe selected personal characteristics of the primary family caregiver of cancer clients.
2. To describe selected caregiver role characteristics of the primary family caregiver of cancer clients during the intermediate phase of the cancer client's illness.
3. To describe selected characteristics of the cancer client.
4. To determine the self-perceived level of importance of four types (physiological, psychological developmental, sociocultural, and spiritual) of needs of the cancer client's primary family caregiver during the intermediate phase of the cancer client's illness.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cancer -- Patients -- Home care
Caregivers -- Psychology
Caregivers -- Physiology

Number of Pages

163

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1992 Lori Doeschot. All rights reserved

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