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Psychosocial care for the caregivers of primary malignant brain tumor patients.
Journal of Social Work in End-of-life and Palliative Care
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Despite clinical experience that suggests a high burden of care among relatives of individuals with a primary malignant brain tumor (PMBT), little is known about their actual needs. In this study, the caregivers' personal experiences, quality of life, burden of care, and psychological well-being were examined. Fifty-nine percent did not receive any financial aid for home care, 33% had increased risk for psychosomatic problems, 45% had anxiety, and 33% increased depression levels. The caregiver's quality of life was most strongly affected by the burden of care (p < .001) and the patient's mental state (p < .03). To improve the situation, empathetic professionals and an early implementation of palliative care and social work are required.
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Brain Neoplasms, Caregivers/psychology, Cost of Illness, Female, Germany, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Narration, Needs Assessment, Patient Care Team, Professional-Family Relations, Qualitative Research, Quality of Life, Social Support, Social Work, Stress, Psychological/prevention & control
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