Depression and Anxiety in Caregivers of Cancer Patients
Brar Reetinder1, Kaur Simarpreet2
1Dr. Brar Reetinder, Associate Professor, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh (Punjab). India.
2Kaur Simarpreet, Research Scholar, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh (Punjab). India.
Manuscript received on May 29, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on June 04, 2016. | Manuscript published on June 15, 2016. | PP: 20-23 | Volume-2 Issue-5, June 2016. | Retrieval Number: E0125062516
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Abstract: Anxiety is often automatically linked with stress that is because those of us who have been, or are caregivers, know what a difficult job it can be at times. Although anxiety is different then stress, the features can overlap and also the response to self-help or other therapy strategies. The diagnosis of cancer has not only a significant impact on the affected patients, but also on their families, and may cause emotional responses of shock, doubt, anxiety, and depression. The present investigation was conducted to gain insight into Depression and Anxiety in caregivers of cancer patients. The sample consisted of caregivers (25 years and above) of cancer patients selected randomly who were living with their spouses within Chandigarh. It was found that mostly female caregivers were providing most of the physical care as compared to male caregivers. Female caregiver reported high levels of depression and anxiety and anxiety in caregivers was significantly correlated with depression.
Keywords: Anxiety, because, diagnosis, (25 years and above), Depression.