Advances in treatment have substantially prolonged the lifespan of people with cancer. As cancer care shifts from hospitals to home or community settings, family caregivers face the difficulty of providing various kinds of support. They also shoulder the life-and-death responsibility for the patients. Despite the need to support cancer caregivers and reduce the risks of poor adjustment among them, very little research has been conducted in Chinese societies. This 12-month prospective study aims to examine the biological basis and social cognitive and supportive processes of adjustment among Chinese family caregivers of cancer patients in Hong Kong.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/12 → 30/12/15|
- Cancer Caregiving Stress
- Adjustment Over Time
- Effective Social Support
- Empathic Accuracy
- Biological Basis
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