Factors related to depressive symptoms among Chinese caregivers of cancer patients

Psycho-Oncology, 05/04/2012

Chinese caregivers of cancer patients experienced higher levels of depressive symptoms. Demographic characteristics of caregivers and subjective caregiving burden were the most significant predictors of depressive symptoms, whereas Sense of Coherence (SOC) could attenuate the levels of depressive symptoms. Caregiving burden should be decreased, and SOC is highly recommended to manage caregiving tasks in order to alleviate depressive symptoms.

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