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Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among primary school children in southern Iran

(2017) Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among primary school children in southern Iran. Journal of Education and Health Promotion.


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BACKGROUND: Caregiver burden threatens the psychological, emotional, functional and even physical health of caregivers. The aims of this study were to determine caregiver burden and family distress and the relationship between them, also to explore predictors of caregiver burden in a sample of Iranian family caregivers of cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross‑sectional study with correlational design. A total of 104 family caregivers of cancer patients were asked to respond to the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) and the Family Distress Index (FDI) together with a sociodemographic questionnaire. For evaluating the relationship between CBI and FDI scores, the Pearson’s product‑moment correlation was used. In addition, multiple linear regression analysis was applied to explore the predictive factors of caregiver burden. RESULTS: A high burden was experienced by almost half of the caregivers (48.1%). The FDI mean score was 9.76 ± 5.40 ranged from 0 to 24. A strong positive correlation was found between the caregiver burden and family distress (r = 0.76). Multiple linear regression results showed the predictive role of FDI score (β = 0.71, P = 0.001), patient’s gender (β = −0.25, P = 0.001), and early cancer diagnosis (β =0.13, P = 0.027) in caregiver burden. They could explain 65% of variance in the level of burden in family caregivers. CONCLUSION: Family nurses should consider the caregivers burden and vulnerability of families with cancer patient, especially if the patient is a male or has a new diagnosis. They should also design special programs for the whole family as a system that family can adapt to the new situation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cancer patient, caregiver burden, family distress, family nurse
Subjects: QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms
History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Depositing User: کمیته تحقیقات دانشجویی

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