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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198-201

Burden experience by cancer patient caregivers: A cross-sectional study

1 Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Vadodara, Gujrat, and Principal, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Utar Pradesh; Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine SBKS Medical Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Vadodara, Gujrat, India
2 Department of Community Medicine SBKS Medical Institutions and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Vadodara, Gujrat, India

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Shreenath Kulkarni
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Vadodara, Gujrat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aihb.aihb_128_21

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Introduction: Cancer is one of the leading causes of death all over the world, estimated by various organisations. It affects the life of the patients as well as their caregivers. Caregivers feel the burden with respect to various factors while caring for a cancer relative. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during October–November 2020 at the selected hospitals of Bareilly, UP. A total of 34 caregivers were selected for the study with non-probability purposive sampling who were involved in the direct care of cancer patients. Baseline pro forma and family burden assessment tools were used for the data collection. Results: It was found that the majority of the caregiver (58.8%) experience mild-to-moderate burden while caring for the cancer patient. Conclusion: The caregiver of a cancer patient feels the burden. There could be various factors such as financial burden and stressors, along with the health issue of a loved one that could result in caregiver burden.

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