The impact of cancer on key relatives: a comparison of relative and patient concerns.

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98843
Title:
The impact of cancer on key relatives: a comparison of relative and patient concerns.
Authors:
Harrison, J; Haddad, P; Maguire, Peter
Abstract:
This study examines the impact of diagnosis on key relatives of 108 newly diagnosed cancer patients. Cancers of the breast, colon, female reproductive tract and testicle were included. Relatives completed a self-report checklist of concerns and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) (28 items). Patients were administered a corresponding concerns checklist as part of a semi-structured interview. More relatives than patients expressed each of the nine common concerns; the discrepancy was greatest for concern about the patient's emotional reaction, reported by 95% of relatives and only 18% of patients. The total relatives' concern score (median 16.0) was significantly greater than the patients' score (median 4.0) (P < 0.0001). Cancer type, age of patient and nature of relationship to patient had little impact on the frequency of relatives' concerns. 52 (48%) relatives scored above the usual cut-off on the GHQ, suggesting significant psychological morbidity. Relatives of newly diagnosed cancer patients report high levels of concerns and psychological distress, and deserve greater attention than they currently receive.
Affiliation:
Cancer Research Campaign Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital, Manchester, U.K.
Citation:
The impact of cancer on key relatives: a comparison of relative and patient concerns. 1995, 31A (11):1736-40 Eur. J. Cancer
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
Oct-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98843
DOI:
10.1016/0959-8049(95)00389-Z
PubMed ID:
8541091
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-8049
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Jen
dc.contributor.authorHaddad, Pen
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T10:53:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T10:53:38Z-
dc.date.issued1995-10-
dc.identifier.citationThe impact of cancer on key relatives: a comparison of relative and patient concerns. 1995, 31A (11):1736-40 Eur. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0959-8049-
dc.identifier.pmid8541091-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0959-8049(95)00389-Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/98843-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the impact of diagnosis on key relatives of 108 newly diagnosed cancer patients. Cancers of the breast, colon, female reproductive tract and testicle were included. Relatives completed a self-report checklist of concerns and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) (28 items). Patients were administered a corresponding concerns checklist as part of a semi-structured interview. More relatives than patients expressed each of the nine common concerns; the discrepancy was greatest for concern about the patient's emotional reaction, reported by 95% of relatives and only 18% of patients. The total relatives' concern score (median 16.0) was significantly greater than the patients' score (median 4.0) (P < 0.0001). Cancer type, age of patient and nature of relationship to patient had little impact on the frequency of relatives' concerns. 52 (48%) relatives scored above the usual cut-off on the GHQ, suggesting significant psychological morbidity. Relatives of newly diagnosed cancer patients report high levels of concerns and psychological distress, and deserve greater attention than they currently receive.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFamily Health-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.titleThe impact of cancer on key relatives: a comparison of relative and patient concerns.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCancer Research Campaign Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital, Manchester, U.K.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Canceren

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Christie are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.