Caregiving burden among relatives of cancer patients in vietnamese national oncology hospital

 Ly Nguyen Thuy, Trang Ta Ngoc Dan

Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

ABSTRACT

Informal caregivers for cancer patients provide critical emotional and instrumental support. This role is commonly causes of substantial burden and caregivers often experience negative psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects on their daily lives and health. However, their burden of care was insufficiently paid attention in Vietnamese health care system.

Objectives

To describe the caregiving burden among family caregivers of cancer patients and to explore the factors associated with the levels of caregiving burden among relatives of patients with cancer.

Methods

One-hundred and seven family caregivers of oncology patients in Vietnamese National Oncology Hospital in 2014 participated in the cross-sectional study by completing available questionnaires including Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL).

Results

The average ZBI score was 48.9 ± 13.7, in which 72% of participants with high caregiving burden levels and 28% of them with mild and moderate levels. Higher burden was found in older caregivers (r=0.21, p=0.03) and female caregivers (t=-3.51, p<0.001), caregivers who had no other supported in caring (t=-2.78, p<0.01), and spent longer caring time at hospital (r=0.40, p<0.01) as well at home (r=0.46, p<0.01). Patient’s spouse reported higher burden than patient’s offspring (F=4.33, p<0.01). Regarding patients’ background factors, male patients (t=2.29, p<0.02) and patients who were breadwinner (t=3.13, p=0.02), diagnosed with cancer more than 2 months (F=4.26, p=0.01) and undergone radiotherapy (t=2.02, p=0.05) or surgery therapy (t=2.17, p=0.03) experienced greater burden than the others. Importantly, the study found that the less independent patients were, the higher burden of care that caregivers would perceive (p<0.05).

Conclusions

Caregiving burden levels among relatives of cancer patients were high. Caregivers and patients’ background factors were significantly associated with different levels of burden that caregivers perceived.

Keywords

Caregiving burden, cancer caregiver, Vietnam

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